Everyone learned a lot about the history - both recent and less so (Kluge versus Jefferson) - of the property, and how the garden had gotten its start in its current inception last spring. We made our way throughout the garden quadrants, taking a look at the corn, the compost pile, the chickens, the okra, the row cover, and the flowers scattered around the growing space to attract pollinators and good insects. It was an enlightening journey, particularly in our observations of the sheer quantity of produce we saw growing in just a single acre plot. It takes a lot of manpower to keep that one acre producing so abundantly, but the education and bucolic setting that goes hand in hand with the effort makes the labor more than worth it.
|Observing through the umbrellas|
|Checking out the okra flowers|
|Rowan explains the "crow disco" set-up|
|Marie and Michelle show off their hand-built toolshed|
|The enthusiastic group|
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