Local Food Hub Educational Farm Tour recap

Dining hosted another fun tour out to the Local Food Hub Educational Farm at Maple Hill this past Friday. It was a perfect way to celebrate the (almost) end of classes!

Farm apprentice Holly showed us around the chicken coop, the greenhouse, the innoculated log section, the workshop barn, and the six acres of field. The lettuce and asparagus straight from the ground were both delicious, and the irises and beets we were all invited to take home with us were much appreciated as well.

After the tour we helped to paint signs for the Food Hub's upcoming Plant Sale (taking place this Saturday, May 7th, at the Educational Farm), did a bit of mulching amongst the tomato plants, and topped the tomato stakes with cut tennis balls to reduce the chances of the delicate row cover catching and ripping on the stakes -- something that happened just recently on the farm. It seems to be situated in just the right location to bear the brunt of some pretty serious wind!

We made it back to Grounds just in time for folks to stop by the Fine Arts Cafe for a special reception and exhibit celebrating the culminating work of Arley Arrington and Sarah Tisdale for their Indian Summer project.

Good luck to all who are about to start exams!

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