Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas is coming.

The autumn semester officially ended on December 15th. Since then the students have fled for home, the ground has finally frozen, the hoops are planted and growing, and the farm is peaceful.

Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I want to thank so many of our dedicated volunteers and interns. . . Heather, Alyssa, Timmy, Amanda, Melinda, Andy, Courtney and the many others who helped make the farm lively and productive over the past few months. . . . Thank you!

As the farm rests for the next month, there will be a lot of activity behind the scenes getting us ready for the coming year. Many hours will be spent pouring over seed catalogues, meeting with the chefs and finalizing the growing schematic for the fields.

One of the great joys of Pearson's Town is having the opportunity to (re)teach people about the abundance and variety that can be grown even in this crazy Maine climate. Not that I am against corn, cukes, tomatoes and potatoes, but there is an unexplainable joy in introducing people to okra, sweet potatoes, and kohlrabi, artichokes, and peanuts. . . all of which can be grown right here in Maine!

We look forward to another bountiful season and the opportunity to share it with you. In the meantime, enjoy the magic of the season and have a very merry and blessed Christmas and New Year.

Grow Happy!

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