Archive for May, 2011

Busy Bees Help Us Grow The Farm

  It is hard to remember that just a week ago we hadn’t seen the sun in days and the heat of summer seemed like nothing but wishful thinking.   As the sun returned last week, we were happy to receive help from members of our community including Paul Daponte, Father Pinto, Lyn Feeney, Joe Miller, ...

Lettuce (Let Us) Plant and Harvest

  The farm is growing in leaps and bounds thanks to help from our community at Stonehill College.  Before the rain of last week Seniors Sarah Bolasevich and Janine DiLorenzo joined me in the fields to plant out red cabbage.  Their help and company provided the ingredients for a fun and productive afternoon.   That ...

Witnessing Spring

To be a farmer in the spring is to be presented with an endless list of projects and the opportunity to witness countless  moments of beauty.     Passing thundershowers duel with gusty breezes and warm sun rays. The seedlings respond to all of these cues and grow.     Sun rays warm the fields ...

The Most Beautiful Greenhouse

In under two weeks the greenhouse is up and running! Chuck and I stand in front of the completed greenhouse!     On May 2, 2011 we completed the greenhouse with help from 4 of Facilities Management’s finest: Paul, Bob, Tim and Shamus.   We rolled out the plastic, hoisted it over the frame and ...

Volunteers Complete Bed Prep for First Row

05.02.2011 · Posted in The Farm at Stonehill

A few weeks ago, Andrea Maroun sent me a message asking if she and her fellow students who are members of a Freshman Honors Leadership Seminar could volunteer at the farm.  Her group plans activities that promote learning, community building, and leadership. On Friday, April 29th, Andrea Maroun, Julia Crane, Emily Rocha, Abby Stephenson, Gabby Gobiel, Sarah Sherman, Tara Hurley, Nick Presentato, Sandy Gomes, Kelly ...