January, 19 2018- Havrveston Developers Mike Wampold and John Fetzer were honored by Baton Rouge Green for their work installing a mature tree-scape along Blue Bonnet Drive. Baton Rouge Green is the city's premier greenspace advocacy organization, also honored at the luncheon were former Baton Rouge Green directors and employees.
Welcome to the first Harveston Highline, a new information blast from the Preserve at Harveston. Here we will provide you with useful information about what is going on in the Harveston community and give you updates everyone can use. Look for information about smart home integration, the history of Longwood plantation (where Harveston in located), and how to get your house ready for spring. This month, we have some information about the community garden, open for planting April, 1st!
We are excited about the opening of the community garden. If you haven’t driven back to Nature Creek Road to see the progress, then you might not realize that the garden will be ready in time for planting spring vegetables. Grant and Allison Guidroz of Fullness Organic (a fixture at the Red Stick Farmer’s Market) will be helping all the budding gardeners with advice about plant selection and care. Grant will be available on the 2nd or 3rd (t.b.d) Saturday of each month with soil amendments, insect and disease control advice, and general horticultural advice. You have probably enjoyed some of Fullness Farm’s micro-greens on an entrée around town; ask him how he grows those delicious baby greens!
Fullness Farms also has 24 spots in their new CSA program that they are offering to Harveston residents! A CSA, short for community-supported agriculture, is like a subscription for vegetables that also supports local farmers. In this case the farmers are our neighbors, Allison and Grant Guidroz. They started Fullness Organic during college, installing raised beds and edible landscaping in their backyard.
Today Fullness Organic is growing on the north-western corner of the Harveston property. Fullness has always been committed to organic growing practices, and the beautiful, high-quality, mineral-rich alluvial soil makes doing what they love a little easier. They grow a lot of lettuce and baby greens for salads, and a little bit of everything else.
After college Grant and Allison apprenticed at Inglewood Organic Farm in Alexandria and they are teaming up with them again to take you on a vegetable bon voyage. The Spring Season Subscription is $250 for ten weeks starting April, 1st. Each week you will get an assortment of the best of what's in season as spring turns into summer. Email them at Hello@FullnessOrganic.com to sign up or get more information.
Things you read on Harveston Highline will be posted on the blog section of the community website. You can also find helpful updates about how we are growing.
Emailed: February, 23 2018
With the help of Red Stick Farmer's market regulars, Fullness Farms, the Harveston Community Garden starts growing this spring!
Chuck Dupree is currently developing a new two story plan that offers a lanai overlooking backyard space. This home will be located on Lot 12. Call Cathy at (225) 413-9801 for additional information. Tyler Watson is permitting a new home plan for Lot 16. Tyler has built this home in another subdivision in the Baton Rouge market and received rave reviews. We are excited to see it come up in The Preserve. This home will also allow for backyard space. Alan Colby is completing his new two story plan located on Lot 48. This plan has been well received. Alan is currently building a custom home, in the community, that is a modified version of this plan for buyers.