Lots of activity on the farm this week…
Thank you Josie and Emma!
We had to say goodbye to our two German friends Josie and Emma. They worked so hard, always smiling. They even spent the morning of their departure helping us plant zucchini.
What is being planted?
Fifty Zucchini plants went in last week with fifty more to go this week. Four hundred cabbages and broccoli got planted, these are for a mid-summer harvest, our earlier plants are already two-feet tall. Tunnel 4 is now full of slicing cucumbers, an easy task thanks to our regular Thursday volunteers. Lots of new seedlings got started to keep the succession planting going: 300 Swiss chard, 150 summer lettuces, and 50 more zucchini!
What was harvested and donated this week?
Rain (we like it!) and an irrigation update
Theda Lyden, Growing to Give’s Co-Founder and Farm Manager
As farm manager, Theda plans and oversees all growing and harvesting activities. A long-time resident of Greene, she is a Master Gardener and ceramic artist. Previously, Theda operated her own farmers market business, Dig it Farm, selling certified organic herbs, flowers, and perennials at the Portland Farmers Market. She also worked many years as the executive chef at the award-winning Harraseeket Inn in Freeport, Maine. As a chef, Theda was instrumental in building partnerships with local farmers and growers, with an emphasis on organic and all-natural local food. For fun and relaxation, Theda is an avid sea kayaker and alpine skier.