Even if there is no snow on the ground and temperatures are edging on the unseasonably warm side, it is still winter. Today was a cold day – especially after yesterday’s sojourn into spring – but we had a work party in the garden nonetheless. Professor Kerry Woods, who organizes the community garden, has been bugging us to get all of the statues and trellises out. We probably should have gotten that done a while ago, but at least it is all taken care of now! We also organized our stuff in the shed a bit, so instead of haphazardly laying among the dining hall’s grills, our things are in a neat corner.
After we’d wrapped up with all of the obligatory clearing and organizing, we headed across the street and tried to figure out where we might put the farm (!!) when it is time to till. We have a meeting with Ben, who works in the President’s office and is in charge of these things, on Wednesday to site where the farm will be specifically. Exciting stuff!
It’s pretty exciting to think about what all of that dead grass might look like come August, and all of the food that will come out of that land. We can’t wait to get started, and are hatching plans for a little squash-money hoop house, an earth oven, and other cob structures. Big dreams!