Wednesday, February 6, 2013

the most productive work day yet

the trusty crew: Bobby, Jeff, Laura, Brian,
Kim, Amanda, Wynne, Mollie, and Devin
photo  credit: Kurt Armstrong
On Groundhog's Day, a gorgeous sunny day, blue house greenhouse farm underwent some serious changes. Great changes, done by some really great people! Thank you to those great people- Jeff, Brian, Laura, Mollie, Kim, Wynne, Jennie, David, Nathan, Bobby, Carrie, and Abby-thank you, thank you, thank you! We did so much!! We made potting soil and started seeds in the greenhouse-a variety of lettuce, kale, chard, collards, and onions. We built washing and packing tables for harvested vegetables and a shelter for those tables (previously we had a pop-up tent and crappy folding tables). And we spread mulch, cleared blackberries, and enjoyed the day! We want to give a super special thanks to Laura and Brian who brought a delicious lunch-homemade chili and cornbread-for everyone! What a day, we couldn't have asked for a better one. Look below for photos and come by sometime and check out the changes!

Laura, filling trays with potting soil

Brian, multi-tasking: building the shelter
and cutting back blackberry with a machete

Devin and Wynne, staining a table

Finished table! With the drawer shelf out

....and with the drawer shelf in

Finished washing table! with folding shelf out

Jeff demonstrating the closing of the shelf

Devin and Amanda with the finished tables under the finished shelter!

I wish I could show you the before picture, it was a sea of blackberry.

Laura, heating up our lunch. yum!