Fall Colors And Young Faces
The deep rich hues of fall and the sweet return of school children visits give a sense of purpose and an air of renewal on the farm. This year, we are focusing more on everyone’s ability to play a role in climate change, renewable energy, recycling and the overall ability to use less.
We focus a lot on the health of our bodies with the growing of organic produce, but it would be a crime to stop there. The health and well being of our land, air and water are equally tied to our bodies’ health and recognition that we can all make a difference has never been more profound.
The school groups can start to ask big questions like what do we owe each other and what do we owe the planet? Many of the answers lie in history and respect for the natural ecosystems, but some questions are trickier, and we hope to dive into these conversations this fall with bright minds and eager players.
We continue in stride with our irrigation project though it seems incongruous with the ground still very dry, brown and in need of water, but this has always been the challenge of the flood plain and the Snoqualmie Valley area. While it seems that dry, dusty, brown is ever-present, the incredibly rich fall colors are appearing. Chocolate sunflowers, brilliant fuchsia zinnias, scarlet amaranth, tri-colored carnival squash, true green celery, burgundy beets-all so gorgeous and just the beginning.
We are excited to share all of this with you and the community as we look toward member day on Saturday, September 15, and following a community fall harvest farm faire and pig roast at Jubilee Farm hosted by Sno-Valley Tilth. Andrew will be cooking and lots of local farms will be participating. Tickets for this event can be purchased at www.snovalleytilth.org
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