TOFGA Conference Time!

TOFGA - Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association
TOFGA - Texas Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

Jen and I are spending the weekend at the Texas Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association annual conference. We started with two farm tours in Austin. The first was the well known Boggy Creek Farm in east Austin. My dad grew up in east Austin and the farm is no more than a mile away from the blue stucco house he lived in until the 1960’s. We took him along on the tour and he was an encyclopedia of information on the old neighborhood.

The tour was open to the public and I’d guess they had about 80+ people there. It’s a great operation and I recommend you visit on a Saturday if you haven’t already.

The second farm was in what used to be called northeast Austin near Decker Lake. Austin has moved north and this is solid east Austin now. I grew up not more than 10 miles away from Green Gate Farm (Go LBJ Jaguars!). It’s only been in operation a few years and every part of it seems to be an experiment in progress – as is most farming. The owner is a TOFGA board member and we hope to see more of him this weekend.

We’re off to the round table discussions. More soon…