Archive for the ‘The Farm at Stonehill’ 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 ...

Alex – Things Truly Do Happen For A Reason

08.29.2017 · Posted in Summer 2017, The Farm at Stonehill

  When entering the 2016-2017 school year, farming was probably one of the last things on my mind. I had signed up to take Sustainable Agriculture with Bridget as an elective, just because I thought it looked interesting. Little did I know, four months later I would be begging to travel join Bridget and Candice ...

Guest Post: Celia Sees

08.14.2017 · Posted in Summer 2017, The Farm at Stonehill, Volunteer

This summer, we were lucky to have (from left to right) Melissa Mardo (2017), Michelle David (2017), Jackie Lerner (2019), Gianna Desrochers (2019), Alex Pica (2018) and Celia Dolan (2019) on our summer farmer crew – quite the dream team!  For the next few weeks, we will give you and inside peek into what these ...

This Week at The Farm 7.14.17

07.14.2017 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

This Week at The Farm… Alex, Jackie, Gianna and Brian packing up bags of produce for Mobile Market clientele. At The Farm: Camp Shriver participants help Alex harvest pickling cucumbers. We were excited to spend time with Camp Shriver – planting sunflowers at their base camp on Monday and then hosting 1 of 4 groups ...

Summer 2017 is Here!

07.07.2017 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

It’s been an incredible start to the 2017 season. As usual, we are blessed with a positive and hard working crew.  This year’s crew members include Michelle David, Melissa Mardo, Jackie Lerner, Alex Pica, Gianna Desrochers, and Celia Dolan.  In addition, Brian Kennedy, C.S.C. – a Holy Cross Seminarian – is joining us for the ...

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 ...