Thursday, 25 April 2013

Growing Green Things Makes My Heart Sing!

The farm is off to a great start this year. We currently have 33 x 150' beds out in the fields that have been seeded (carrots, scallions, beets, spinach, greens, turnips, radishes, kale's, collards, herbs, potatoes, etc), or have transplants in them. And several thousand transplants in the greenhouse that are almost ready to go out (not including the thousands of onion, shallot & leek transplants!).

As well, our Farm Center area has been set up around our new-recycled Barn. The wash station was moved and rebuilt, the cooler unit has been set on its final resting place beside the barn, and the pump and pressure tank have been successfully hooked up to the new well in the south field. Which is going to make things a whole lot easier this year, as last year we were traveling all over the 20 acres of the farm to reach the different stations... now everything is within 20ft of each other. Yay!

We have also begun builing a cute little farmstand at the front of the Ecovillage on Yarrow Central Road. This farm stand will house the produce put there by the farmers who grow veggies at Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm. Thanks to Tam and Rudy, and all the others involved in organizing this cute little farmstand!

We are also gearing up to host our first ever Barn Dance this Saturday, and its shaping up to be one fantastic event. Maybe we'll see you there :)

The Farm Center is really coming along. Pump house, Wash station, Cooler, and Barn, all within 20ft of each other!

Salad Mix transplants!

Red, Yellow, and Pink Chard transplants almost ready to go out.

The Broccoli will be going out soon, as well as the Kohlrabi. Then the Cauliflowers and the Cabbages :)

Nothing like a carpet of Onion, Shallow and Leek transplants!
Big thanks to all the folks who helped put together the Farmstand at the front of the Ecovillage. We'll be selling veggies out of here to the locals this summer. Thanks Rudy!

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