Each season on the farm has it's own tasks. In the fall, it's harvesting and putting the farm to bed for the winter. In the winter, the farm sleeps, and we dream of the warm days of spring. In the spring, our Farm School days are very busy with planting. And in summer our task is to care for the growing plants and provide for them what they need to grow big and strong.
These pumpkin plants we started from seed in the greenhouse, Now we tenderly pull the weeds away from the growing vines, and makes sure they have water.
The potatoes need a little more work, as we help mound the soil around the bases of the growing plants so that the baby potatoes are covered by dirt.
In the summer we work together with the families from the elementary school, as well as with the folks from Educluture and some farm interns. It's a new community coming together to help produce food to feed our individual communities, as well as the larger Island community. It's hard work in the hot summer sun, but it connects us to the land and to each other in a way that helps us all grow.