We are in hoophouse #3. On the left, you see hanging pots of mustard plants, on the right, an orange net for peas to grow up on. In the background are two volunteers from University of Maryland’s Terps for Change organization.
The weather was so warm that the plastic covering on the hoop houses was opened during the hottest hours of the day for ventilation.
We’ve been planting a lot of lettuce!
Marleena, a high school volunteer, baked a delicious cake for Christian and the volunteers, using 6 eggs from the farm’s own chickens. Thank you so much, Marleena!
And here’s a close up of one of the nest boxes in the chicken coop. The brown chickens lay brown eggs and the white ones lay white eggs.
Urban Farmers and little volunteers taking a break.
Adam Schwartz, in sunglasses, sitting among some of the Urban Farmer trainees.
What are these white sails doing in hoop house #4?
Folding, rolling and managing these row covers (used in the winter over the plant beds to retain heat) took a whole team of people and a lot of coordinating.
A job well done! The last row cover rolled up for storage to be reused next winter.
With spring here, we’ve welcomed many visitors interested in learning about the farm: participants of a USDA organic farm conference, visitors from Kaiser Permanente (our primary sponsor), a class from Sandy Spring Friends School, and the principal of Charles Carroll Middle School and ECO board member Dr. Eric Wood.
We’re waiting for you to come and visit!
Peace and Carrots,
Natalya and the ECOcrew