Wednesday, March 20, 2013


At long last, the carrots that third grade planted last fall were ready for harvest.  Everyone dug in and savored every last bite of rich, carroty goodness.  Carrots fresh out of the ground are definitely not the same as carrots from the grocery store!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Series of Portraits

Our garden is in a constant state of preparation for spring now which means weeding, prepping beds and planting.  We've also temporarily lost our irrigation system so we are lugging water from the rain catchment system to the beds in wheelbarrows and watering by hand.  The third grade team assigned to the task loved it, but it's a tough task for a lone adult on the weekends!

Leland was our 7th grade photographer this week.  He took some really nice "portraits" of his classmates.  Enjoy!




 Sarah Sophia

 Sarah Grace

Batian loves weeding!

And the artichokes love him for doing it.

Noah found a stick!

MacKenzie and Noah discuss life after death.  Do you go to heaven?  Simply cease to exist?  Get reincarnated?  If there is a heaven, what's it like and where is it?  The questions are endless!  The conversations that get started while weeding can get pretty deep.

Meanwhile, Pascal suspects the approach of pirates.

Maybe they are hiding under the chicken coop?

 Natty with purple dead nettle.

And purple dead nettle with Winter.

Prepping beds means adding the rich compost that's been digesting all year.


Bug tunnels on firewood.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Getting Ready for Spring

It's still chilly, but we've got carrots, onions and peas in the ground already.  I fully expect to see the peas peeking out by Monday.  At this time of year we can always use help preparing beds, planting and weeding.  Come join us on:

Mondays  11:00 to 3:00
Tuesdays  1:00 to 3:00
Thursdays  12:00 to 3:00

Note that Wednesday morning hours have been cancelled for the time being.

Our photographer this week was MacKenzie Jones.  She captured some of 7th grade prepping a bed for new plantings on Monday.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Emerson Farm Giving "Garden Dollars" to Spend at Tuesday Markets!

Spring is on its way!  On some of the colder February days, it's been hard to tell, but the garden is definitely waking up and becoming more beautiful every day.  If you would like to spend some time outdoors helping to grow delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers with a group of folks who love to be outside and feel the earth with their hands, come join us on:

Mondays any time between 11:00 and 3:15
Wednesday mornings 8:30 to 10:30 (starting March 13)
Thursdays any time between noon and 3:00

No need to call ahead.  Someone will be on site during those hours every week to help you get started and share information.  If you spend an hour or more helping out in the garden, you will receive three "garden dollars"  each time you show up, redeemable at the Tuesday Market each week.  Hope to see you there!

6th Grade Chooses Emerson Farm to Model T-shirts

Mr. Wiley's 6th grade class came out to the farm earlier this week to take photos of the lovely t-shirts they are making and selling as part of learning business math by actually starting a business.  Check them out and if you like what you see, find yourself a 6th grader on campus and place an order.
 On the troll bridge.
 At the broccoli bed.
 While eating sorrel.
 Hanging out with friends.
Admiring peach blossoms.

These versatile shirts can fit in everywhere.  Find a 6th grader at EWS and order yours today!