Growing Literacy: Winter Garden Workshop Series

This year, Growing to Give is excited to be partnering with Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Curtis Memorial Library to co-host the much-loved annual Growing Literacy: Winter Garden Workshops! Launching later this month, this series of workshops will take place on Sundays from 3:00 - 4:30pm. These workshops are meant to engage with the community, support ... Click to read more.

Growing Literacy: Winter Garden Workshop Series2023-01-16T16:51:30+00:00

Farm Report 1/1/23 – Who needs sugar when our spinach tastes like candy?!

A quick report to keep everyone up to date on what we accomplished this week. We had 19 volunteers who arrived at the farm, some with tools in hand, to see how they could help. We started with piles of twisted metal, broken doors, and ripped plastic. We finished out the week with salvaged parts, ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 1/1/23 – Who needs sugar when our spinach tastes like candy?!2023-01-01T14:46:16+00:00

Farm Report 12/27/22 – Fun facts about wiggle wire

Today, Carrie and I had six volunteers come to the farm to help us get started on the cleanup, salvage and organization of our mangled tunnels. Our farm neighbor Craig rode over on his bike to help. When Craig left he was excited to be able to add a new word to his vocabulary, wiggle ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 12/27/22 – Fun facts about wiggle wire2022-12-27T21:58:53+00:00

Farm Report 12/26/22 – BREAKING NEWS! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!

You know when you see that notice that used to come up on the TV and now comes up on one of our “devices”, it can be good or bad. Well, this farm report happens to be in the “bad, but could have been worse” category. For those of us who live in Maine/New England, ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 12/26/22 – BREAKING NEWS! CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS!2022-12-27T01:16:59+00:00

Farm Report 12/12/22 – Tis the season for giving (mostly carrots)

I have talked about our late season carrots for months, and Monday we harvested them. 55 pounds of tasty sweet Napoli carrots, pulled right out of the soil, washed, taste-tested, and delivered to MCHPP. These carrots were an experiment for us, and the idea came from a visit in 2018 to Eliot Coleman's Four Season ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 12/12/22 – Tis the season for giving (mostly carrots)2022-12-12T22:17:35+00:00

Farm Report 11/14/22 – How far is our reach?

This will be our last farm report for 2022 except for a few seasonal updates. I say “our” because Carrie Asselin and Cathy McDonald are a big part of this weekly blog, editing, adding photos, fact checking, and adding their own personal experiences at the farm. Thanks to the both of you for making me ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 11/14/22 – How far is our reach?2022-11-14T15:44:46+00:00

Farm Report 11/7/22 – 16,000 and Climbing!

Yes, we are officially over 16,000 pounds (that’s 8 tons!) and still harvesting. We were able to harvest napa cabbage on Wednesday this week, and on Thursday, more spinach was picked by the Waldorf 4th graders so they could stay out of the early morning chill. Our week really started on Tuesday morning ... Click to read more.

Farm Report 11/7/22 – 16,000 and Climbing!2022-11-07T19:51:29+00:00

Theda’s Farm Report 10/31/22 – Weighing in at 16.23lbs!

It was cool and rainy outside on Monday, but warm and dry in the spinach tunnel. It took 5 of us about an hour to pick five cases of fresh spinach. These were large boxes full to the brim and weighing in at a total of 16.23 pounds. That’s 259 spinach salads at 1oz each. ... Click to read more.

Theda’s Farm Report 10/31/22 – Weighing in at 16.23lbs!2022-10-31T18:38:55+00:00

Theda’s Farm Report 10/24/22 – Here comes the white “stuff”

No, not that white stuff, this white stuff. The milkweed pods were bursting open Friday sending their airborne seeds all over the farm. It looked a little bit like that other white piece of nature, but the 60 degree temperatures would not allow even the thought of a snowflake. One of the requirements of being ... Click to read more.

Theda’s Farm Report 10/24/22 – Here comes the white “stuff”2022-10-26T13:51:52+00:00
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