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Downtown Bryan Christmas Parade

The Downtown Bryan Christmas Parade is tonight, December 14th, at 6:30! The DUFi Team is excited to participate in such a great event where our community comes together to celebrate the holidays together. The parade will begin at 24th and Bryan Avenue and travel south to 28th street. The parade turns left on 28th and travels across to Main Street. It will make a left onto Main Street and then heads north again to 24th. The parade features community groups ranging from boy and girl scout packs to local businesses and features the big guy- SANTA CLAUSE! The DUFi truck will be near the end so be sure to keep an eye out for us!

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Happy Holidays!

It's the Final Week of our Kickstarter Campaign

Thanks to our 33 backers who have helped us get to 16% of our goal to raise $15,000. Now that we are in the home stretch, please help us spread the word. Here’s how you can help:

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Bring friends to come visit us in Downtown Bryan for a tour of the pilot garden this week.

Our offices are located in SEAD Gallery at 216 W. 26th Street in the Federal Building or just meet us in the garden in the alley between the Federal Building and Village Cafe. If the big gates are open, you’re welcome!

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We appreciate all of the encouragement and look forward to celebrating our success with a garden party very soon.

DUFi Kickstarter Donations Make Great Gifts

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone but it’s not too late to get your special someone a unique Christmas gift. Our Kickstarter incentives make great gifts to suit just about any budget. Here are a few ideas:

$25 – Dufi T-Shirt
Support the farm and get a t-shirt. $25 donation is all it takes to be an urban farm ambassador for downtown Bryan. Donate today and spread the word! It makes a great gift too.

$50 – Live Music at the Stafford
Looking for a special gift for a live music lover? Support the urban farm with a $50 donation and get two tickets to the Grand Stafford Theater show of your choice. You’ll also receive an urban farm t-shirt as a bonus!

$75 – Localize Your Giving
Localize your gift giving this season and support the urban farm project. A $75 donation gets lunch at Village Cafe and a urban farm t-shirt. Do it! You know you want to!

$250 – A Garden Party to Remember
Give a unique experience for Christmas and support your local community in the process. An evening for two at our private Urban Garden party with live music and fresh appetizers plus an urban farm t-shirt. It’s the perfect gift!

$500 – Pledge for Produce!
We have are passionate about local food and we think you will be too after you enjoy eight weeks of fresh-off-the-vine produce. You will receive enough seasonal produce to keep you cooking for eight weeks. We think you’ll be hooked. In additional you will also receive a DUFi T-shirt and two tickets to our private Pilot Garden event. Please note that produce must be picked up weekly during harvest season.

And there’s more! For the grandest gift ideas, check out our $1,000 and $5,000 pledge levels and name your garden in honor of your family or a particular loved one.


Pilot Garden Opening Celebrated Under the Sparkle of Lights and Dancing

The Artist Harvest Farm Dance marked the opening of our pilot garden at First Friday. If you didn’t make it this time, you will most certainly want to be sure you make it out to our next event!

Before the sun went down, Artist Harvest provided a fun opportunity for artists, performers and even farmers to showcase their wares in the alley between Village Café and the Innovation Underground. The evening started out with some square dancing lessons. Turns out square dancing isn’t just for grandma anymore and, yes, we all learned some really awesome moves!

This was a hard act to follow but the Aggie Wranglers really impressed! They earned whoops and hollers and left us pretty sure that we’ll life the flipping and flopping to the pros.

Throughout the evening and entertainment, the pilot garden was open for people to stroll through and get a good look at some of the planting techniques that we put into place. On display were raised bed gardens, pallet gardens, our pallet wall, the window box garden and the crowd pleasing mason jar trim garden.

We hope that you got a chance to peruse before the Farm Dance started at 9:00 because once that got going, there wasn’t much room to look around. As the evening progressed, the garden lights brightened and the crowd grew. We absolutely loved having so many people looking and appreciating all of our hard work! If you saw any techniques that you’re interested in using at your own home you should look around the blog to see if the how-to has been posted. If it isn’t posted yet, it will be soon so keep checking back. Better yet, subscribe to our blog and you’ll receive email updates as we post new ideas.

At 9:00 the Artist Harvest event wound down and the Farm Dance began! Local artists provided live music and provided a glimpse to the full dance party potential of the garden patio. Garrett Snowden got the crowd on their feet and wrapped up the night.

We absolutely loved seeing people enjoying their time and making memories in the garden. Please plan to join us for the next event. Plans are underway for more garden events. Or, you can consider having an event of your own. The garden is available for rent for private events so contact us if you need more information.

BIG THANKS to the students at Farmers Fight and Downtown Bryan Association for all the work that went into the first Artist Harvest and the always wonderful First Friday. The opening of the pilot garden was great thanks to the entire community!

See you soon in the garden!