Thursday, April 21, 2011

Growing strong at Marra Farm

The sun may be hiding, but the tulips shine bright!

Marra Farm has been bustling with activity this month, due in large part to Earth Day! We've had several large work parties who have helped us plant carrots, beets, onions, spinach, lettuce, arugula, kohlrabi, broccoli, spinach, kale, chard, raspberries, strawberries, cilantro, and peas. The east end of the giving garden is finally drying out, so pretty soon we'll be planting there, too. In addition to planting, volunteers of all ages have helped us repair our fencing, slash back thorny blackberries, and improve our farm paths.

Baby plants inside their incubator
Lettuce and cabbage and broccoli, oh my
Our kids' programs have been marching onwards, too- students have finished planting their beds, and are now learning lessons such as eating the rainbow of garden veggies, experiencing different types of soil, and exploring the ecosystem of Marra Farm's daylighted Hamm Creek.

As a reminder, we love to host field trips at Marra Farm! For younger students, these tours last ~45 minutes. Please contact Amelia at if you would like to schedule a trip for your students.

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