It’s time to get to the Farm!
In class, during volunteer hours, or just on a whim, students are starting to arrive at the farm to help plant the seeds of our 2013 Season.
On Friday, April 5th, over 20 students joined me and Zuri to help ready the fields and plant seeds. We transplanted flowers and prepared a row in the field for Sugar Snap Peas.
With many willing workers we accomplished a wide array of tasks in a few short and sun-filled hours.
After the flowers were transplanted we moved them over to the heated greenhouse at Shields to ensure a nurturing home to help boost their growth and allow some of them (hoping for the purple zinnias) to possibly bloom by graduation!
Some of the heat loving seedlings are enjoying this sauna of sorts, while others that prefer the cooler temperatures, such as lettuce, onions and kohlrabi, are happy to be in our hoophouse at The Farm.
In other news, Gabby Gobiel (2015) is taking our farm to the international stage as she explores vineyards and farms and studies sustainable food systems in Italy this semester! We are excited to welcome her back this summer and learn how we can integrates ideas she has developed abroad into our own farming practices.