January 2015 - this is a rough draft, with much more info coming soon.....

Do you ever wonder what life is like on an organic vegetable farm? Do you have a desire to learn about growing and distributing healthy vegetables and fruits? Do you yearn to make an impact in local food justice? How about gaining experience in community-based consensus decision making? Mustard Seed Community farm would be a great place for you and we have great opportunities for interns this 2015 season.

internships and volunteering

January 2015 - this is a rough draft, with much more info coming soon.....

We like interns. Our farm is 100% volunteer, and we always need help, and we have a lot to teach. The best way to learn is to do something regularly for long enough to get good at it, and if you want to learn about growing food it is best to work with the plants regularly for a whole season, from planting to harvest. We have many possibilities for volunteering or internships, with flexibilities for different schedules, interests, focuses, and skills.

potluck jan 9

this month's potluck at the Pink Lady house
704 Duff
ames iowa
potluck dinner at 6pm, followed by movie bits and discussion
Friday January 9, 6-8pm. Excerpts from a movie about haiti, labor, fair trade and more

winter events

Mustard Seed Community Farm winter events
Nicholas is back in town this week, after months in New York City working with Habitat for Humanity. Nate and Nicholas and I were working on the farm today, a beautiful sunny, not very windy, cold Iowa day.

Shop Worldly Goods and Benefit Mustard Seed Farm!

What; Benefit Opportunity for Mustard Seed Farm

Where; Worldly Goods, downtown Ames store specializing in beautifully made, fairly traded items from around the world. See

When; Wed. Nov 19th from 4-7 p.m.

Why; Share of all proceed from sales during this time to benefit Mustard Seed Farm

Garlic Planting, Leaf Collection, Potluck ! ! !

Greetings Folks!

Mustard Seed Community Farm has 3 big things to relay today; 1) volunteer workday this Sat. Oct. 25, 2) leaf donation request and 3) 1st winter potluck announcement. Hope you can help or join us for one or all of these activities. Thanks, Nate (515-231-2002).

1) Volunteer Day, Sat. Oct. 25th from 9 am to 5 pm.
-Its garlic planting time and we have a huge need for workers to help make it happen. We have a lot of garlic to plant and mulch - its an exciting event. Come for all day, or morning/afternoon. We'll take a break for lunch around 11:30.

cider pressing


Saturday Oct. 4th from 1-5. Bring as many apples as you want or can and we'll have a big pressing with our big old fashioned hand turned press and make cider you can bring home.

More details in coming weeks, but start locating some apple sources (lots of people have trees they would be happy to share if you pick em). THIS WON"T HAPPEN UNLESS YOU BRING YOUR OWN APPLES!!!!!!! We only have a few at the farm, and having to outsource our own.

Thanks, sure hope to see you, its been beautiful at the farm!

Work days and events!

Hello friends!

Its fall for sure now! We've had a frost and plants are either recovering or toast. We've had a lot of rain for this time of of year, but now are starting to finally dry out which is necessary for many activities on the farm. Could still use some warm weather. A lot of tomatoes out there still!


We could definitely absolutely still need some help from volunteers to get us through the fall season as we our interns have left and many of our student farmers are back in school.

Saturday, 9/27, from 1-5

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This week at the farm

Sep 2 at 1:54 PM

Hey everyone,

Hope you can make it to our last summer potluck and discussion on Friday with Rebekka Brown leading about coexistence of GMO and organic agriculture. It'll be a good one! 6:00 potluck and 7:00 discussion. Rain or shine.

Also, please come work with us from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday (9/6) afternoon!

Would love to see you there.

-Nate 515 231 2002

Mustard Seed Community Farm

366 W Ave

Ames IA 50014

Northeast Boone County, 7 miles west of Story City

2 miles west of R38 on E18, south on W 1/2 mile

Seed Saving Class August 16

Resilient Seed Saving: Re-storing Our Skills and Our Caches
Saturday August 16, 1 to 4 PM

Mustard Seed Community Farm
366 W Ave
Ames, IA 50014

Important note on the location;

Do not trust navigator and internet map sources - it keeps sending folks to the wrong place. mMake sure you are
headed northwest of Ames (about 10 miles north of ames), west of Story City, just south of E-18. Also
note that W Ave does not go through north of Hwy 30 - take Hwy 17 or
R38 north from 30.

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