Wednesday, April 17, 2013

hold on tight, spring is blowing by!

Does it ever seem that all of a sudden, life just speeds up? It never ceases to surprise me, each spring that after months of imperceptible growth the plants grow inches in days. Okay, maybe not that fast... but fast nonetheless. Life in general seems to do the same! So here we are trying to hold on as the year moves forward. We have a lot going on at Blue House Greenhouse Farm, as you can imagine. First of all, you can begin preparing yourselves for the reopening of the farm stand which will happen Tuesday, May 7 as always from 4 till 7 pm. Mark your calendars and get your shopping bags ready!

What else? I (Amanda) will be offering a class through Grow Portland, a local non-profit whose mission is to "empower our community to grow healthy food,"  entitled Vegetable Gardening Basics Workshop! It will be held right on the farm! It's a workshop for the super beginner. Never grown a vegetable before in your life? No problem! We'll discuss site selection, NW soil basics, how to plant seeds and transplants, and so much more. If you want more information or would like to sign up click here.

I also wanted to share pictures from yet another super fun and super productive work party! You really don't want to miss out next time!

Mollie and Russ, a vision in purple, sifting compost

Hava and Devin, happily constructing a picnic table

Bobby, Jeff and Wynne, leveling out a new area of the farm

Lunch! Laura (right) made chili!

work happening on so many levels
(notice Brandon at the fence weeding)!

Amanda at the finished picnic table

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

a cart and starts and so much more!

First of all, I know... it's been a while! Not writing is a sign that a lot has been happening-so that is good. Let's get to the important information:


-lacinato, rainbow lacinato, and red russian kale
-flash collards
-all star lettuce mix
-flat leaf italian parsley

contact me if you are interested in getting some for your garden!

We have a beautiful new addition to our farm. It doesn't have a name yet, but it should. 
Behold, our cart

It was built by one of our incredible subscribers, Clay Dennis, in trade for vegetables! Lucky us. It's a wonder. We can carry all sorts of weight and it's the correct width and height to fit over our rows. A huge thanks to Clay- I'm not sure how we lived without it!
What else? Another work party? why,YES! 

This Sunday, April 7 9am-4pm (you can come for whatever part of that works for you, but if you could let us know when you are planning on coming then we can plan accordingly)!

We are working on expanding the farm! With your help, we will take out grass to create a whole new growing area. We will also be building a picnic table, spreading wood chips, and so much more. 

Bring water, gloves, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, and a shovel if you have one.

Lunch will be provided (something delicious), so... are you coming?