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Week of 2/21/11

Things are beginning to heat-up in the demonstration garden - the birds, the soil, the compost, our hands! This week we'll be transplanting our first batch of Spring Brassicas...

Week of 2/21/11

Cool days, warmer colors...

Things are beginning to heat-up in the demonstration garden - the birds, the soil, the compost, our hands!  This week we'll be transplanting our first batch of Spring Brassicas- kale, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, and collards - as well as the first successions of lettuce, onion and leek.  Stay tuned for pictures of Spring plantings, bed preparation, and season extension methods. In the meantime, we've been staying active with A LOT of compost building/turning, early seed sowings, mushroom mound making, and our Comprehensive Organic Gardener (COG) course (largely taught in the garden at Luscher Farm). These tantalizing, crystalline sunbursts of early Spring are just enough to quicken the flow of our thickened blood and tune our minds to the tasks as hand.  March descends ever so casually, almost suspiciously aloof to our swelling ambition, and so we still find moments to acknowledge the change and transition, to share in its vibrant arrival with friends, neighbors and family.  And unlike middle spring, when The Soil - fully warmed, teeming with viscous, fertile abandon - stretches our human limitations of time, energy, and foresight; early Spring provides the last vestige of a more reflective season in this trip around the sun.  Here's to the inevitability, and singularity, in every moment - some just more static, or more "manageable," than others.  With a bit of prep, a tad of trepidation, and a bunch of expectation, we say bring on the March madness!  
 
 
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