Good Things Happening in 2015!
We are so happy to announce, with such immense gratitude and truly grateful hearts that we were once again voted Edible Austin’s Local Hero Award in the Farm/Farmer category. We have never in our lifetimes felt so lifted up and supported by a community. We are so fortunate to live where we are and do what we do. We have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people. Thank you, everyone, for voting, for keeping us grounded and focused when we might have gotten down and wandered off course, and for supporting Local! And congrats to our other Local Heroes : Dai Due, Confituras, Antonelli’s, Sustainable Food Center, Tipsy Texan. We love you guys!
We are soooo pleased to report that our zoning item passed through city hall unanimously. We think we'll give politics a break for a while. Thank you, Friends, for your steadfast support!
Rally at City Hall
Look at you. You guys are wonderful! Thank you all so much for sending letters, signing in in support, showing up and staying late! What a wonderful community! You are the heartbeat of All Good in Austin. We can’t thank you enough. We appreciate all of your efforts more than we can say!
Here is a recap of the evening on November 20, 2014.
City Council doesn’t think the Future Land Use Map needs to be changed for us to apply for a Conditional Use Permit. That’s good.
They voted 5-1 to allow Outdoor Entertainment as a conditional use. That’s what we wanted.
We need to go back to council on December 11 with a negotiated agreement with the neighbors on what would be a mutually beneficial plan for future events on the farm. Fair enough. That’s what we want, too.
It was a long day, but progress was made. We look forward to the city‘s continued assistance of their stated goals of supporting local food, urban farms, sustainability, and local food activities. Thank you again for being the wonderful folks that you are! Michele Lynch, of Metcalfe Wolff Stuart & Williams was proud of you, too. Your voices were heard."
City Council on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
The #SaveSpringdale movement is underway! Thanks to your support, Springdale Farm’s request to host community events passed Planning Commission. Next up is City Council!
Our main goal is to be allowed to host functions at the farm. We need City Council to pass the language approved by the Planning Commission. This language addresses neighborhood concerns such as parking, noise, and hours of events while securing the financial future of Springdale Farm.
Please email our city council and our zoning case manager to let them know that you support Springdale Farm. Even if you have sent a letter before, your voice will make a difference today. If you’ve had the opportunity to eat at Eden East at Springdale Farm, please let city council members and the case manager know that you appreciate Eden East as well.
Here is a sample letter:
I am writing to ask you to pass the Zoning, Neighborhood Plan Amendment and Restrictive Covenant Applications submitted by Springdale Farm. Please do not delay the vote. We appreciate that Springdale Farm is in our community, and we will appreciate seeing you support them with your vote to pass the ordinance.
Here are the email addresses of each person on City Council.
Heather Chafin, Case Manager
Lee Leffingwell, Mayor
Thank you for supporting the farm. We hope to see you at City Council on Thursday, wearing green. Stay tuned for updates on social media with the hashtag #SaveSpringdale. We are better together!