Plants to the people

Plants to the people

I had to wait a couple days to write about the plant sale, and I'm glad I did.  People keep asking me how it went, and I've narrowed down my telling to a few key details: the weather cooperated for the morning with sunshine and wind, an impressive amount of people came out considering the dismal weather forecast, there were the perfect amount of people helping out throughout the day, and we ended up breaking our sales record by the end of it all.  We've gotten it to run as smoothly as possible, people gave us great feedback about the plants, and I was personally quite happy to be healthy and have a voice, unlike last year.

That's the short story, and I'm not going to drag into the long story here.  Instead, I'm imagining how all those baby plants are doing in their new homes. 

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Diving back in, Chef's Night Out

Diving back in, Chef's Night Out

After a mini vacation over the weekend and a grand hurrah event today, I still feel pretty out of the loop on what's happening at the farm.  While I was away, the interns transplanted several beds of brassicas and lettuce, but there were very few volunteers over spring break, so not a ton of projects were able to happen.  While everyone started catching up on field work today, I was thick in preparing for our annual Chef's Night Out fundraiser at the Hult Center in downtown Eugene.  I prefer to stay really involved and on top of all the myriad moving parts of the farm, but I must say that checking completely out for a few days felt like a huge relief.  Everyone needs a break, right?

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