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The students were wanting to amend the soil in their garden and lo, Natural Soil Solutions in Santa Rosa heard the call and donated a full truckload of their finest compost.
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 what is a farmer to do with extra produce sitting in the ground? Sell it to the staff. What about if there aren’t any staff because they are on break? Go to the nearest farmer’s market.
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
I am always looking for ways to cut down my time spent doing things that could be consolidated. Take planting seeds for example. Conventional wisdom has taught that you either direct seed and must thin seedlings later, or use transplants. … Continue reading
When I first started working on the farm I noticed there was a lot of dried and decomposing manure. I asked around and found out that the previous farmer had amended the soil very liberally with cow manure. My first … Continue reading
We finally got rain. It moved in beautifully around 8:30 am or so and gave the growing plants a nice drink. While it was raining, I was inside the shed working on fixing an old fluorescent light that was laying … 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