Field Report | March 29, 2010
Workshares are beginning
You can begin to log on the website and see what type work is upcoming
Workshares will be posted more frequently as the weeks and months continue. Most recently there was an easy task which consisted of painting the beehives.
Please remember you can sign up for workshifts on the website. Simply log in, and click on "Workshift Signup" on the left-hand side menu on the home page. A list of current workshifts and projects will be listed. You can sign up yourself, another member of your share, or sign up to bring a friend.
As the season starts to pick up, you will be encouraged to get involved earlier in the summer and try to have your work hours half done by the end of June. This is not mandatory but you will see the benefit of your labor in the fields and the produce as the season and continues. Questions regarding the workshift will be answered during our open house on May 1st as well!
Aside from alot of rain this month putting a damper on activities (no pun intended)...the gardening here is still moving forward. The greenhouse tables were built and volunteers Don Good and Henry Derstine worked to install the hot water table heating system on one stretch of tables. This put heat right where it is needed most the plants roots. The greenhouse has nearly finished its second sowing of seeds and is turning quite green and looking more inviting. All in all, I am enjoying the warmer weather and sunshine.
Many varieties of lettuce have been sown as well as onions, leeks, spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, cabbages, tomatoes, peppers, kohlrabi, leeks, herbs and...(I can't remember the rest), but soon they will be transplanted and then planted into the fields. Most of the seeds were planted in trays containing between 128 and 200 plugs. That makes for ALOT of plants!
Aside from planting and transplanting we are still waiting on our outside hydrants to be placed on either end of the high tunnel. Monday excavation begins to again to install two hydrants near our high tunnel. Those hydrants will then be our source of water for irrigating the fields.
And just FYI: those cabbages above...they aren't little anymore!