Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The Farm Turned Into A Water Park!

Neighborhood kids and children from the childrens center were invited to cool off at The Farm wednesday. Horse troughs and a homemade slip and slide under the huge pecan trees at The Farm added to the monster water slide. Kids were treated to free lunch, watermelons and sugar cookies.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Earth Angels Adopt The Farm

     A group of young children decided to spend part of their summer on a community clean up project.
     As self appointed Earth Angels, they hope that other children will follow their example.
     They have selected to spend their summer cleaning the trash around the Farm and board members of Cultural Crossroads couldn't be happier.

     Pictured are Coco Stanley, Cameron Dauzat, Riley Dauzat and Emma Dauzat. Not pictured but part of the group is Presley Tyler.

Everyone Pitches In Year Round at The Farm

     If you're interested in helping at The Farm and to continue to keep our community "oasis" beautiful, please call (318) 393-5991 or email ghostchicken54(at)

Rick Broussard helps out with keeping the acreage looking great!

Civitans Donate to The Farm

     Members of the Minden chapter of Civitans International spend their Saturday building composting bins for the Farm.
     The non profit organization was looking for an environmental project and selected Cultural Crossroads' Farm as the recipient.
     They reported that they downloaded the design for the bins from the internet. Using recycled wooden pallets, the group of nine volunteers created the first of several composting bins as part of the Farm's future plans for a demonstration/educational center for teaching the public and children the benefits of recycling.
     Those Civitans involved in the project included Ed LaBruyere, Pat Betts, Joe Holley, Steve Bryan, Paul Morgan, Roger Grubbs, Judy Grubbs, Janis Bryan and John Quade.

Earth Camps Were A HUGE Success!

     56 young budding artists ranging in age from 6 to 14 spent one of three weeks at the Farm creating great works of art.  Among their creations this year, the youngsters painted a zen flower, sculpted a funky chicken, made 'earth' necklaces out of Fimo Clay and created a tribute to Mother Earth.
     The camps were held the first three weeks in June in the pavilion at the Farm. While the open-air pavilion provided the perfect setting for Earth Camp, the weather is always a factor. But the weather cooperated and the kids enjoyed some pretty cool mornings and even got to play in the rain.
     Next year's camp dates have not been set. The construction of Zenobia's House, a 900 sq foot air conditioned  studio will allow us to spread out weeks out.
Check our website for future dates and times.


     Local growers and farmers from Webster Parish have sold their bounty at the Farm's Farmers Market since their opening day May 5th.  
     While the heat and the lack of rain has affected their yield, they've still managed to provide us with some of the best and tastiest veggies. Fresh farm eggs and Marie's homemade Tamales were always the first to sell out.
     The Farm added a special section for 'fleas and tiques' this year and we enjoyed a variety of vendors selling a wide variety of goods from yard sale items. to hand painted signs, crafted vintage dish 'flowers', handmade bows, bands, jewelry and handpainted decorative items for the home. 4Hers have also participated in selling their crops while other young entrepreneurs have used the Farmers Market as a test market for new products.
     We are so fortunate to have locally grown vegetables instead of produce shipped in from Arkansas and Texas. It's been a great market year and we hope everyone will make their last market day, their best market day.
     Farmers Market is open from 7am-12N.  June 30th is their last day.  Come Bye! 419 East Union in the red pavilion.