Spring is here!
It is hard to believe that it is only March 23rd! The plants in the field and in the trays are responding well as they drink in the warm rays and grow towards the sun.
It is a bit strange, to say the least, to have temperatures in the high 70’s and low 80’s in March!
What does this mean about the health of our planet?
Weather forecasts look to be dropping to more seasonal highs in the 50’s next week, which is a bit of a relief. As much as I enjoy the “summer feeling,” March is a bit early for that to be kicking in already!
With some luck, the warm weather will allow our seedlings to grow well and hopefully be able to offer our produce to our partners in Brockton much earlier this second season. This year we will deliver produce to The Easton Food Pantry, Father Bill’s and MainSpring, My Brother’s Keeper and the Old Colony YMCA weekly.
Under warm and sunny skies, we quickly got to work at The Farm.
“Getting to work” was made easier thanks to our new, 2002 Chevy Silverado farm truck…
…new greenhouse tables built by Mark Larson, one of the college’s talented carpenters…
…and good farming neighbors!
On March 22nd around 6:30PM, Rory O’Dwyer from Langwater Farm arrived with their John Deere tractor and a chisel plow to turn our first field.
It only took her a little over 1 hour to work her magic, and turn in some of the winter rye that we planted in the fall.
The very next day, under clear skies and 70 degree weather, over 15 volunteers joined me to do some early weeding in the perennial beds!
First they signed in…
…then the weeding began in the perennial beds…
…planting commenced in window boxes on our shed…
…and planting seeds continued in the greenhouse (and later in the Sem basement).
There was even a moment or two to enjoy a snack from the field!
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Happy Spring! Happy Farming!