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Ahhhh… Rain Days…

Good Morning to All! It’s a great morning for me, our volunteers, and all our plants at Opal’s Farm. Over two-and-a-half inches of rain fell yesterday with more coming today. Temperatures have dropped to the seventies and eighties with the precipitation. I can only imagine the conversations going on between all the vegetable plants that survived the August heat. They must be joyous indeed!

We haven’t been able to go to Cowtown Farmers Market the last couple of weeks. Triple digits over the last month reduced vegetable production. However, the rain and somewhat cooler nights have helped our purple-hulled peas, cantaloupes, and squash. Judging from what was growing yesterday we should see you all on Saturday at Cowtown.

Many of you may remember our virtual Townhall about Opal’s Farm with Congressional candidate, Dr. Lisa Welch. Dr. Welch is running for Texas Congressional District 12, which includes much of Fort Worth. On Wednesday, September 9th at 6:00 PM, we are honored to have Dr. Welch volunteering and working alongside us at Opal’s Farm. We are so grateful for Dr. Welch’s support for the work we do.

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I’d also like to take time to thank Jesse Herrera and CoAct. I met Jesse several months before joining Grow SE and breaking ground at Opal’s Farm. For the last three years Jesse has been a major help to Opal’s Farm – meeting regularly to cement our core values, mission statement, and clarify our vision for the future. I could not do what I do without Jesse’s help (nor any of the Steering Committee members of Grow SE – it’s a team effort).

I often have far too much on my plate as Farm Manager. Our meetings with Jesse and Co Act have helped me and often reminded me that our vision – We imagine a world where diversity is evident, opportunities are plentiful, and divisions are crossed, all in pursuit of lasting unity. – is possible. We are so happy and grateful for Jesse, CoAct, and all those involved with Grow SE!

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