Posts made in April, 2013

Week 4: new intern and cocktail party prep

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments


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Week 4: new intern and cocktail party prep

We welcomed our new intern all the way from the UK this week: Aryo Feldman, joining me, Anna Farb (from Maryland), Kelsey Altmann (from New Jersey), Eleanore Nelson (from New Jersey), and Deanna Riggan (from Tennessee). Technically, Aryo grew up in Jersey, so we are literally a magnet for the Jerseyans. Themes of the week: setting out our first transplants, aphids and sow bugs in the greenhouse, the value of counter hoops, compiling all the local food we could for the cocktail party fund raiser at the end of the week. We pulled out the most heavily aphid-infested plants from the greenhouse and tried to wash off the rest of the aphids. We will plant more beneficial...

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The first three weeks: hoops and snow

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments


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The first three weeks: hoops and snow

In my observations of farming internships like this one, some days tend to go slow, but weeks, without fail, go fast. We, the interns and the board, have seeds planted and broadcasted, seedlings potted into soil blocks, sprouts emerging, low tunnel hoops erected, people excited for harvest, and ideas, so many ideas, about how to grow food successfully here in La Veta. We have written them into our plans and will experiment with different methods; for example, on a snowy day, we seeded indoors by attaching the seeds to a stretch of paper towels using a flour-water mixture and spreading it out on the bed the next day. That area of seeding was more efficient and we got to...

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