It's been a while, I know. I've been back to the farm for a few days now, running irrigation over the weekend and working with our mini youth crew on Saturday to catch up the week's tail ends. But for the most part since I last wrote, I've been in another world.Read More
Part One: Farm to School
…There's constant feedback to give and questions to answer, and it's fun to approach a project like that with different eyes. They comment on the itchy weeds among the chard, notice bugs I'd overlook, and show off almost every leaf they find to harvest. Forget the cartload of chard we delivered at the end of the day. The whole process is a stream of victories.Read More
"Do you want to try some chickweed?" I get laughs, and more questions: "What's that?" "Is it a weed or a vegetable?" "What will it do to me?"
I scoop up a few more sprigs of this rampant, delicate garden weed from our greenhouse beds and hand them to the fraternity brothers that've come to volunteer today. A couple try it and nod ambiguously.
"Tastes like grass!" they say with smiles. At least they seem to like it.Read More