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This Week at The Farm 10-14-16

10.14.2016 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

This Week at The Farm… ~~~ At The Farm… A view of The Farm from the Tine Miller Meditation Area – greens in the foreground, tilled fields planted with cover crops beyond. ~~ The Farm at Stonehill was recently featured in an article called “Watering Brockton’s Food Desert” by Ross Muscato in Fiorente Health Desk. ...

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 ...

Veggies, Sunflowers, Campers and More…

07.14.2016 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

This Week at The Farm… Sunflowers – as far as the eye can see… it’s summertime! At The Farm… We are harvesting scallions, zucchini, 3 varieties of summer squash, 2 varieties of cucumbers, 2 varieties of eggplant, cherry tomatoes (from the hoophouse), basil, 4 varieties of lettuce, pac choi, new potatoes, and garlic. We are ...

Mobile Market and More – weekly update

06.16.2016 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

This Week at The Farm… MOBILE MARKET BEGINS We launched our Mobile Markets on June 15th at The Brockton Neighborhood Health Center (63 Main St) and the Family Center/Trinity Baptist Church parking lot (1637 Main St)! Melissa Mardo (Market Intern), Angela Beyer (Market Manager), Tim Watts and other volunteers enjoyed a successful first market day – ...

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 ...

Heirloom (and Spring) Fever

02.24.2015 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

Guest Post: Devin Ingersoll, Farm Outreach Coordinator As the snow continues to fall, the Farm staff and volunteers are getting rather antsy to start planting. This Friday we are hoping to start our first trays of flowers and even plant lettuce directly into the soil of our new hoophouse! Even though it is much too ...

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 ...