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Category Archives: Farm Life
It was back in February that I attended a conference in McAllen, TX dedicated to sustainable agriculture. It was quite a whirlwind of information and experiences in a small span of two days.
In a previous post, Soil Testing: A Good Idea, I used a three dollar test to give a better idea of what was in the soil and how I could work within that framework to better the soil and increase … Continue reading
Recently, I got the opportunity to speak at a Rotary Club meeting and showcase the farm. I didn’t really know much about the Rotary Club so I did some research.
It is pretty. The nice yellows against a dark green cut with veins of white. And yet it means that the Pak Choy (or Bok Choy as most Americans call it) is no longer tasty but has gone to seed … Continue reading
So, I have been thinking about building a greenhouse since I started work on the farm and the Christmas Break gave me the perfect opportunity to build that idea out.
They are cute. They are cuddly. They are eating everything in the garden. I had noticed a plant or two looking chewed by something bigger than the leaf cutter ants or the cabbage worms a few weeks ago. It wasn’t … Continue reading
The Environment Club began moving earth for their raised bed garden project. They are planning on growing and selling their produce on-campus and at local farmers markets. The Environment Club leaders have been diligently working on a grant that will … Continue reading
The first harvest has finally started! The lettuce and spinach took about 38 days to go from seed to the students’ plates. The first harvest was actually on November 28th and will continue up until the end of the semester … Continue reading
It’s always nice when you don’t have to do all the digging. Some student from the College Prep Environment Club came by on Thursday after school and helped begin shoveling a path from the back of the farm to … Continue reading