Greetings CSA family and friends,
Last weekend we hosted our first workshop “Extending the Growing Season and Adapting to Global Warming: Sustainable Growing Methods”. We spent seven hours sharing with the participants valuable knowledge, experience and references where to get the materials. It was a very good exchange with our students who were professionals in their field.
There is so much to learn every year how to adapt to this new climate, and as we make each other aware of the challenges and some solutions, we might create a better local food sources throughout the county, state, country and beyond. Every garden also requires community building in some way to be able to accomplish all the tasks at hand throughout all four seasons. The next workshop will be May 19th. Sign up and learn for yourself.
Many projects in our gardens continue to evolve and will create more beauty. In our lower garden that once was a horse riding and roping ring, we are currently building raised beds in circles and waves on the perimeters. This will help us to plant our perennial culinary/medicinal herbs and flowers for attracting pollinators and beauty. So far the bermuda grass has slowed down the establishment of these plants. These beds are two feet above the ground and have a thick layer of paperpulp/mulch on the bottom to inhibit the growth of the bermuda grass.