Farming for a local restaurant and a rapidly growing community.
In This Podcast: It was not a direct path to this destiny for David Barrow, but running a sustainable urban farm in Austin Texas has been his biggest success. With many regenerative and sustainable practices in use on the farm it is no wonder the soil is healthy and the crops are productive. Working hand-in-hand with a restaurant onsite allows for the freshest of dishes in a unique way. He shares some key aspects about how sustainable farming is working in East Austin.
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David is the Farm Manager for Eden East Farm in East Austin. After 18 years of working in the film industry, he began managing Eden East \and runs the farm in conjunction with a locally sourcing restaurant.
Eden East Farm is a sustainable urban farm sitting three miles from the state capital building. They grow over 65 varieties of produce throughout the year, and service restaurants and the public alike. Formerly Springdale Farm, the property has served the community for over 100 years in some sort of farming capacity.
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475: David Barrow on Sustainable Urban Farming in Texas