Tuesday, May 12, 2009

WeFarm Parties!!!

On May 6th, WeFarmAmerica and friends got together for our first ever WeFarm Party at Simone's on 960 West 18th Street.

The bar where we chose to hold our event is a bar that was built almost entirely from recycled materials. If you look around, you can spot seat belt straps that are being reused, science lab countertops used for tables, and other neat things. WeFarm is looking to partner with Simone's for a rooftoop gardening system and on this night we walked up onto the roof and saw some of the things they're starting with; a beehive and some basil and tomato buckets. Simone's is also looking to develop easy to use composting and we were able to discuss with them the possibility of composting with Bokashi as a solution. They were great hosts and we look forward to continue working with them in the future.

UrbanWormGirls were also present and it was an opportunity to learn about their mission and company. For those that are unfamiliar with their company, they provide a worm composting bin that uses red worms (I don't remember the exact type, just the color) to digest waste and turn it into soil. At Loyola's Earth day event they showed us one of their kits and it was interesting how it's setup and works. Additionally, these girls have been around for about a year and a half so it was informative to learn about they've done in that time.

Overall, it was a great opportunity to get everyone that supports us together in one spot to socialize and have a good time. A lot of drinks and laughs. Thanks to everyone that made it a great night. See you at the next one.

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