By Caro Roszell, NOFA/Mass Education Director “The roots of NOFA/Mass are sunk deep in the collective realization of a generation: that the institutionalized drive for domination and power is inimical to a peaceful and happy society. Formed in the 70s in the wake of the Vietnam war, the civil rights movement and the invention of
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The farm is in full swing now, with the recent rain and heat spurring lots of growth. The crew accomplished a tremendous amount of weeding this last week, thanks to large groups of workers on Thursday (11 people) and Friday (13 people) – and a flat tire on the tractor that turned the focus away from pulling up
The rain of the last few days has been an amazing blessing. It’s something to revel in – the feeling of standing outside in the warm-but-not-too-hot sun, bare feet planted on well-watered soil, with vigorous growth underway on all sides. It’s ideal growing weather – what a thrill! The rain provided ample opportunities to plant seeds and seedlings under
We worked really hard in this week’s extreme heat. Although there is so much work to be done, Julie feels that we have a good, strong handle on it all, and that we’re further along than in previous years. In the vegetable fields, the lack of rain means that our veggies aren’t growing very fast.
Central to the work on the farm this week has been picking up the hay, cut by Dan and raked by Leo, and taking it directly to the fields to mulch. We have about 140 beds in our farm fields, and our goal is to mulch five beds a day until they are all done.