25 bags of spinach to Brunswick Housing We had our first gleaning of spinach this week. Over seven pounds (in 25 individual bags) went to Brunswick Housing. There will be more spinach to harvest this coming week and lettuces ready in early April. An abundance of perennial food-producing plants on the farm We are beginning ... Click to read more.
This week, a lot of time and energy went into setting up systems to keep all of us as safe as possible when working and volunteering at the farm. We got a lot done on Saturday thanks to our volunteers This past Saturday was our first test and it seemed to go really well. There ... Click to read more.
Dear Growing to Give Community, We are reaching out to ask for your help in ensuring that we are able to provide fresh, nutritious food to our neighbors in need this season. Now, more than ever, we need to work together to serve those who are experiencing food insecurity, knowing the numbers are sure to ... Click to read more.
Dear Growing to Give Existing and New Volunteers, We hope this email finds you and your loved ones well. First, work at Growing to Give will continue this season and is more important than ever. We are so grateful for the support of those of you who have volunteered in the past, and we look ... Click to read more.
I am happy to report we started planting food for our 2020 season. On Saturday, we had five, eager-to-get-their-hands-back-into-the-soil volunteers. 160 lettuce seedlings planted on Saturday Over 160 lettuce seedlings were planted in the Rimmel, which equates to a bed and a half. We have a total of four beds in that greenhouse. The volunteers ... Click to read more.
Wow, our first Farm Report for the 2020 growing season! Thanks to all of you who have been inquiring about volunteer start-up times. Seed starting sessions We will have seed starting sessions here at my house, scheduled for 3/27 and again on 4/4. I seem to have plenty of help scheduled for those dates but ... Click to read more.
The growing season is coming to a close The farm report is about to go into hibernation! We are over 15,200 pounds as of last week and that is without last year's 4,000 pounds of zucchini. Many more greens were grown this year and are still being harvested. We are down to one gleaning per ... Click to read more.
An Abundant Harvest Wow it's November and we are still going strong! Last week we harvested and delivered over 650 pounds of beautiful organic produce that included: spinach, lettuce, Swiss chard, carrots, turnips, peppers, a few tomatoes, beet greens, radishes, scallions, garlic, and winter squash. With winter temperatures predicted for next weekend, that variety will ... Click to read more.
Visit from local school children Slow and steady clean up in progress. We had a group of fifth-graders and their teacher, Abby, with us on Wednesday. Fortunately, we had greenhouse clean-up projects for them since it was pouring rain that morning. They enthusiastically harvested and pulled out the peppers in greenhouse 1 and those in ... Click to read more.
Farming in on Madeira Island I was away for 10 days, traveling to the island of Madeira. Madeira sits out in the Atlantic across from Morocco but is part of Portugal. Madeira is called the Isle of Flowers and is a UNESCO World Heritage site. I won't bore you with all my vacation experiences but ... Click to read more.