Funk Town Farm Blog

Funk Town Farm needs YOU (for watering:-)) by funktownfarm
April 23, 2013, 3:33 pm
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We have a few watering slots open and really need to fill them fast!  Watering is such a peaceful way to spend some time each week. I find it very relaxing and meditative!! Please email me if you have time Wednesday, Friday or Sunday to water. (See Watering page for all the details) Email me, Daphne at

Funk Town Farm on KGO today! by funktownfarm
February 25, 2013, 9:19 am
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Listen up for Funk Town Farm on the Good News in Oakland segment today on KGO! It will be on at 6:46am, 1:46pm, and 5:46pm today. ūüôā

saturday, july 28, 2012 by funktownfarm
July 27, 2012, 11:48 pm
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tomorrow we will be cleaning the chicken coop from 11 am Р1 pm.  certainly feel free to come join!  

or if scraping poop off boards, hosing down milk crates, and replenishing straw is not your thing, there is plenty of harvesting, weeding, compost turning, and fun to be had in the garden.

hope to see you there!

saturday, july seventh by funktownfarm
July 6, 2012, 8:53 pm
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Hi Farmers! 

Jess and Betsy will be leading an open work day tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am-2pm. ¬†Drop in to help prune, harvest,¬†amend, and tidy up the garden. ¬†As always, lots to do in the summer. ¬†If you haven’t been before or haven’t been in a while, come check it out! ¬†Bring a picnic lunch or just say hello. ¬†We’d love to show you what’s growing.
Happy Friday!

Free Farm Stand..a success!! by funktownfarm
May 27, 2012, 7:45 pm
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Thanks to all that came out to say hi Saturday! Funk Town Farm had it’s first ever farm stand and it was a success! We gave away lots of produce and made friends in the process!! ūüôā

So much happening in the garden this month! by funktownfarm
May 6, 2012, 2:06 pm
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If you haven’t been by Funk Town Farm lately.. you should swing by and take a look! We have new native meadow grass planted as well as lots of flowers and fast growing summer veggies. There have been a lot if mid-week field trips to the farm, where kids learn where their eggs come from, how good it feels to make a salad freshly picked from the garden and how beneficial insects help the garden! Thank you to all that have been involved lately, from the chicken sponsors, compost team to the garden leaders! We are looking forward to a great summer at Funk Town Farm and we are very excited about the new people, plants and ideas springing up!!

cinco de mayo 2012!! by funktownfarm
May 4, 2012, 10:10 pm
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Another spring workday awaits us in the garden!

Starts to be planted, compost to turn. ¬†Bring a picnic lunch and sit in the grass if you’re not ready to get your hands dirty.

Daphne will open at 10am and Betsy will close up in the afternoon.

Happy gardening!


p.s. This weekend is Merritt College’s plant sale!

saturday 9-3 and sunday 12-3

Meander around the permaculture garden while you are there.  It is a gem in Oakland.

saturday, april fourteenth, 2012. by funktownfarm
April 13, 2012, 9:40 pm
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We’ll be sowing seeds and doing other spring garden things this Saturday.

Come by and enjoy the sunshine!

betsy 10-12

jess 12-2

saturday, march tenth by funktownfarm
March 10, 2012, 8:14 am
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Jess will open the garden at 10 am and Daphne will close at 2 pm.

We hope you can join us!

This spring the garden is growing into a teaching garden!  Several kindergarten and elementary schools will be visiting in the next few months.  Daphne is planning a schedule for kids to harvest as well as plant.

We’re also having a local group volunteer to install a small patch of native grasses near the garden entrance. ¬†This space will serve as a little classroom for kids. ¬†It will also be a nice place for a picnic‚Ķall are welcome to enjoy this space!

Lastly, we plan to designate one of our raised beds this year for seed-saving, both for own farm as well as for the Seedfolks Community Seed Libraries, which is currently located at the Cesar Chavez branch of the Oakland Public Libraries.  Go check it out:

saturday, february 18, 2012. by funktownfarm
February 17, 2012, 8:34 pm
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Dear Farmers,

There are no garden leaders available to lead the Saturday shifts tomorrow, so come by the garden to work on any unfinished projects on your own. ¬†If you’re interested in being a Saturday work day leader one or two Saturdays each month, please contact us! ¬†
Our apologies for the late notice.  We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!