We had an AMAZING work day today.A full crew of students, alum, and garden staff weeded like mad, freeing the Swiss chard, brassicas, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers and summer squash from the pressures of witch grass, amaranth, lamb's quarters, and purslane. While the last three of those are edible, and I had a huge bunch for lunch!, we aren't growing them and they needed to be evacuated.
Tuesdays might prove to be the most productive in the coming weeks. We've got three alum (if you count Jared) and three current students on-farm from 8-12. Focused, energetic, busy hands make light work of all that needs to be tended these days.
Mary + Siobhan showed off their farmer-girl fashion today in John Deere pink: