Reverse engineered to-do list

Reverse engineered to-do list

Thursday, April 26th: A reverse-engineered to-do list

  • Thin and fill out trays of lettuce and Swiss chard for the plant sale (everyone)

  • Prick out tiny ground cherry plants to pot up for the plant sale (Sophie and Alice)

  • Pot up green onions that are left over from a farm planting for the plant sale (Alex and Kiya)

  • Soak the trays we'll be transplanting (me and Ted)

  • Lay out spinach (me and Hao), plug it in (Kiya and Alice)

  • Transplant lettuce, fennel, bok choy, broccoli, cabbage (everyone)

  • Chat about how to get grandkids and nieces to eat foods they claim they don't like (me and Alice)

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The list

The list

My clipboard is still topped with the following (scribbled and muddy) list:

  • potting soil
  • fill trays
  • strawberries
  • garlic weeding
  • level and wood chip GH [greenhouse] entry
  • seeding
  • mulch trees
  • harvest escarole/bok choy/lettuce

It's a solid list, because it has more than we were likely to accomplish with the people we were expecting, but enough to keep everyone engaged if a lot of extra folks dropped in.  A list like that, with more than you can reasonably complete in a day, keeps me ticking and thinking ahead, remembering how to move volunteers forward when they've lulled with their coffee by the picnic tables or are starting to freeze out in the field.

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