Sunday, April 1, 2012

Volunteer Days April 1 to April 7, 2012

Monday, April 2 from 8:30 to 10:30:  We'll transplant lettuce, chard and celery to their beds, move stevia from flats to bigger pots, prep bed space for fennel, and weed and thin the dill.

Tuesday, April 3 from 1 to 3:  We'll stir and spray the milk and honey prep to invite beneficial insects into the garden, and weed, feed, edge, mulch and trellis the raspberries.

Thursday, April 5 from 8:30 to noon:  We'll plant a few more rows of leeks, weed a space for sweet potatoes, and stir and spray fermented equisetum to prevent fungal infections in our plants.

There will be no volunteer day on Friday, April 6.

Pictures of the Week
Eight students came down from the high school to do their in-service at the farm this week.  Here are just a few pictures to show what they did.

First off they removed all of the old broken cement and bricks that used to line our fire ring and replaced them with beautiful stones in a near perfect circle.

While everyone else lugged debris and stones, Shay and Bennett rehung the shed door.  It had fallen completely off its hinges.

Then everyone carted dirt from the pile at the back of the garden and used it to fill in the dents and uneven ground where the compost bins used to be.

Stomping in the new dirt.

Yoon Ju and Brooke were called away from dirt stomping to pump up all the wheel barrow tires.

One of the boys noticed this heart shaped patch of clover right at the garden entrance.  Brooke and I lined it with wood chips so it would be easier to see in the photo.  The garden is full of love this spring!

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