Archive for the ‘Community’ Category

Melissa Mardo – Learning By Doing

I am so grateful to have spent four years volunteering at The Farm At Stonehill and two full summers as an intern. Each day there was a new experience, new plant ready to be harvested, and a new lesson to learn. There are three stories that stand out to me from the summer. Every summer, ...

Jackie – Growing a Land of Thriving Fruits and Vegetables (at the farm and at the market)

I first visited the farm at Stonehill during my sophomore year. I had the opportunity to take a course that focused on sustainable agriculture which was quite helpful for my environmental science major. At the beginning of the course, which was taught by Stonehill’s Farm Manager, Bridget Meigs, she asked that we all attend volunteer ...

Gianna – The Mindful Gardener

09.06.2017 · Posted in Community, Summer 2017, The Farm at Stonehill

Gianna Desrochers was one of our hardworking summer farmers this season! She shares here about the highlights of her summer – and why you should grow some veggies with us or on your own. The biggest thing I learned from working on the farm is how much work is put into growing produce. Personally, I ...

Mobile Market, Fall Crops, Volunteers and more

This Week at The Farm… At The Farm… Our RA, ABS, and MSM volunteers helped out on Tuesday! ~~~ We are welcoming RA, MSM, and ABS student leaders to help with some projects in the fields including weeding onion beds, removing black plastic, weeding raspberries, and planting greens in the hoophouse. We are planting a ...

Season Five Arrives – Our Community Thrives!

After one of the snowiest winters on record, the promised and long-awaited spring arrived.  As the last of the ice and snow melted away in early April, I looked out at the fields and tried to envision what our fifth season would offer. Every year, the fields wake up and transform – via the help ...

The Fall: Blessings, Visitors and Projects Abound

It has been a productive and delicious fall at The Farm!  Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers and students studying Sustainable Agriculture and Permaculture our farm is far from sleepy. Though we do not have as many active projects out in the fields these days, Devin and I can often be found checking on ...

Growing Before Our Very Eyes

Looking out at the fields at the end of the day today I was struck by the jungle of tomato, squash, eggplant and pepper plants that met my gaze.   Are the winter squash already ripening – the tomato seeds that we planted back in late March now giant plants busily producing delicious fruits in varying ...

Guest Post! — Permaculture: Why Mow When You Can Grow?

Why Mow When You Can Grow?  By: Christine Moodie (Class of 2015) Summer Farmers relax in the new Permaculture test plot located at The Farm. While the summer harvest is providing us with a bounty of fresh produce for our community partners, a team of students and faculty are actively performing research to create permaculture ...

All A-Buzz at The Farm

Guest Post: All A-Buzz at The Farm By, Devin Ingersoll (2014) As the weather warms up there is something new buzzing about among the fruits and veggies at the Farm at Stonehill – Italian Honey Bees!             In May of this year the Farm began working with The Best Bees Company, a company based out ...

Elements of a Living Canvas

Spring is a miraculous time to be a farmer – it is a time of creativity, renewed energy and productivity. On these cooler days in May the fields appear to be a blank canvas that we are given the opportunity to fill up with colorful, nutritious crops.  We start each growing season with the memory ...