Archive for April, 2011

Blessing of The Fields

  The Blessing of the Fields, led by Stonehill College President and Reverend Marc Cregan, included music performed by a student choir, a reading from the Gospel of Marc, poetry by Robert Frost and Mary Oliver, and a history of the all important shovel. The shovel, which is already an essential tool at the farm ...

The Greenhouse Is Growing!

04.30.2011 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

The warmer spring weather this week allowed us to continue to make good progress on greenhouse construction. Chuck cut the pieces of steel and polycarbonate to the required lengths, shapes, and sizes and then we used brackets, nuts, bolts, tech screws, hammers, and the drill to put the puzzle together. ~~~ We started the week ...

Earth Day at The Farm!

Greenhouse construction continues with help from a Stonehill College family on Earth Day 2011. While I am a big proponent of the idea that “Earth Day is Every Day,” I have to admit that on April 22nd each year I am filled with additional urge to spend the day outside where my senses can pick ...

Greenhouse Construction Commences

There is nothing quite like building something from the ground up.  You plan, you order parts, you organize your materials, you read the instruction manual (if there is one), you make a plan, you assemble a team, and then the day comes when you start to build. With indispensable help from Chuck Currie, a seasoned organic ...

Volunteers from Near and Far Put Down Roots

04.18.2011 · Posted in Spring 2011, The Farm at Stonehill, Volunteer

Spring is in the air and with it the projects are many and full of new life at The Farm. Friday was a beautiful day that hinted at the long, sun-filled days to come.  On that fine day, Dick Murray, who works in facilities management, completed his work spreading stone dust to create a solid ...

Seeds Want To Grow

Seeds come in all shapes and sizes. Some, like mint, are as fine as dust, while some, like marigolds, look like miniature magic wands.  Regardless of size and shape: “Drop a seed in the ground and it wants to grow!” I read this wonderful truth a few months ago in The New Organic Grower by ...

Many hands…

04.01.2011 · Posted in Spring 2011, Spring Seedlings 2011, Volunteer

March 29, 2011 Today my first volunteers joined me to help transplant Rainbow Lacinato Kale, Red Russian Kale, and Early Wonder Beets. Morgan and Brian were natural farmers as they prepared the trays and moved the sprouts from 128 cell trays to 50 cell trays.  The next home for these seedlings will be in the ...