It has been a long while since I’ve posted, but don’t let that fool you! The garden is in action!
Here is an update on what’s going on:
The good news is that we have been harvesting lots and lots of delicious food and it just doesn’t stop (especially the kale). We have a whole bed of radishes almost ready to harvest, baby carrots and beets getting bigger, lettuces and spinach that reseeded, plus a whole bunch of beans, kale, tomatoes, basil, eggplant, squash, chard, and herbs. The bad news is that the drought at the end of the summer followed by more recent downpours and intense storms has caused a lot of our crops to get sick! We’ve got powdery mildew, tomato end rot, and beetles everywhere. The garden kind of looks like a war zone right now and to the best of my knowledge, besides compost tea (does anyone have an aquarium pump?) there is not much we can do! :( please let me know if you have any suggestions! Fortunately the season is almost over and we have already harvested hundreds of pounds of food (and made hundreds of dollars) so we just have to push on through. I have faith in the power of our garden and our volunteers.
In other good news, we have a bunch of events coming up! Tonight we tabled at a lecture about biotech foods and Thursday we will be tabling at the dhall local food dinner. Next week we have a class coming for a tour and to help harvest on Tuesday and then the Harvest Dinner is on Thursday the 18th!!! I guarantee great food, great music and great people at Falstaffs. We will be cooking for 2 days before hand so let me know if you want to help with that! Keep your eyes out for posters, Facebook events, and emails about helping out. Most importantly, spread the word! This is quite literally the tastiest event of the semester. As usual, we will have our weekly work party on Sunday at 2pm and there is LOTS TO DO so bring your friends! Let’s get dirty. Ya dig?