More seedlings going into the beds this week. We now have over 2,000 onions and 600 hundred cabbages, all interplanted with various companion crops. Saturday volunteers started on new beds of Rainbow Swiss Chard. The chard is interplanted with rows of radish seeds and when the soil warms, possibly green beans on the outside edges. ... Click to read more.
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Our week had an exciting start with our new well being drilled on Tuesday and finished on Wednesday. It is 420' deep providing us with 20 gallons per minute. One of the workers assured me we could run the pump all day and not run out of water. We won't be doing that, but it's ... Click to read more.
Lots happening at the farm this past week. The warm weather made volunteering a pleasant experience for us and our group of Chevrus High School students. Sixteen students from their environmental studies club came to help with some of our early spring chores. Laying wood chips in our aisles, cleaning beds for planting, moving sandbags, ... Click to read more.
John and his fix-it team started up this week. Several new volunteers came to the farm, were given a tour, and a potential to-do list for this season. Thanks, everyone, we really appreciate the extra help. Repairing the roll-up sides to the tunnels was a priority and became a reality. Volunteers are still ... Click to read more.
We were excited to harvest and send out our first donation this week. Fresh, sweet organic spinach was delivered to Woodside Senior Living in Lisbon. Judy, a volunteer with Growing to Give is our contact person and reports that one resident is especially fond of spinach, we were happy to deliver! An interesting sidenote to Friday's ... Click to read more.
Happy Spring! We have lots to celebrate at Growing to Give this week. Old friends returning to volunteer and new volunteers coming to help and join our community. We were so excited Saturday to welcome our first mother/son duo since covid caused so many restrictions last season. If you would like to bring along your ... Click to read more.
We’re looking for volunteers for our new Fix-it Team! We’re happy to announce that we’re improving our system for taking care of some of the “facilities” tasks that are critical to our growing and harvesting operations, including these four “tasks”: Seasonal installation and basic maintenance of farm structures (mostly hoop houses) Seasonal installation and basic ... Click to read more.
This week marks the beginning of our 2021 growing season. I knew it was coming with the days getting longer and the turkeys jockeying for position in my backyard, but it still seemed to have snuck up on me. Except for a couple of gray stretches, winter seems to have flown by with some much-needed ... Click to read more.
Winter has finally arrived and with it some much-needed snow cover. They are forecasting more on the way so that should give us the plant protection we need. I have been spending a lot of time this week on the computer planning the seed starting schedule. Because we follow the four-year crop rotation plan, ... Click to read more.
Well, now it feels like Winter! On Monday, we had milder temperatures and three hardy volunteers joined Carrie, John, and me to honor Martin Luther King's call to service. We tightened up the tunnels and installed a new door on tunnel 9. There was more to do but that was all our hands could tolerate. ... Click to read more.