Farm Happenings at Urban Teaching Farm
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Farm Happenings at Urban Teaching Farm

Honoring Okra

Posted on August 27th, 2020
Yes, yes I know. For some of you Okra is and has been a non-starter for a long time. And no, I don't expect to write a few sentences and see you all jumping over to this side of the okra patch, nibbling on the raw pod with all of it's crunch and complexity. BUT, I do hope you'll hear me out. This is... read more »

Bed flipping or the Fall

Posted on August 22nd, 2020
Between the heavy rains the soil in a few of our beds was able to dry out enough to be "flipped". For us, this process means (1) removing the plant debris form the last crop (2) pulling out any large grass/weed clumps by hand (3) rolling up landscape fabric and drip tape lines (4) applying naturally... read more »

The Harvest continues and volunteering opportunity!

Posted on August 14th, 2020
We had a beautiful harvest morning this past week. All separated at least 6 feet apart, wearing masks, with dragonflies flying overhead and the sun burning off the morning fog, we picked end of season cherry tomatoes and summer squash. So grateful for the team we have, both staff and volunteers. We also... read more »

Seasons change and farmers adapt

Posted on August 7th, 2020
With the slow but persistent seasonal changes, in the thick of the summer heat you have to really focus to notice the subtle differences. Afternoon rains turn to intense thunderstorms. Scorching hot noon sun, turns to humid breezes and ominous clouds. Grasshoppers grow from small and bright green to... read more »