As farmers and stewards of the land, we love educating others on where their food comes from and how it gets from the soil to the dinner plate. We’ve been giving lots of school tours this season, and we’ve adored the comments, questions and future farmer energy we’ve been getting from students in kindergarten through 7th grade. We have a lot of young kale lovers out there and we believe that these wonderful minds can one day solve the environmental issues we are facing.
We’ve had immense help in the creek restoration projects, eliminating the invasive blackberries and planting native species such as Sea berry and Salmon berry plants. Many school children have walked our fields, delighted in the warm greenhouses and kept a watchful eye out for the pesky cucumber beetle trying to nibble on our brassicas.
As we settle into temperatures in the low sixties with intermittent rain showers, a rest from the dry heat, we’ve been enjoying perfect weather for long transplanting days. Our summer and winter squash have been given their lovely homes in the earth. This week, we will complete cucumbers and parsley and maybe even celery and celeriac. Andrew has been working late into the evening seeding spinach, carrots and radishes. You know what that means… It’s time to put our elk fence up around the tender lettuces!
As always, we are looking to conserve resources, especially as we move into the warmer season. We will be watering the crops in the early mornings and late evenings, and we are focusing on ways to be efficient with water in the greenhouse during its last month of use. As many flowers come into bloom, we encourage you to garden with pollinator-friendly plants. Most local nurseries and garden stores have a list of these species. Stick to organic seeds without any insecticides to keep it pure and healthy!
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