Posts Tagged ‘greenhouse’

Winter Research: From the Lab to the Field

From the Lab to The Field: Cold-Tolerance Gene Research at the Farm Guest post by, Danielle Garceau, Class of 2015 Even during the quieter, less hectic winter months, there is still a surprising amount of activity at the farm. From Mesclun mix and other cold weather crops like Spinach growing along in the hoop house, ...

Students Fill the Fields Rain or Shine

The Farm is bubbling with new life this spring. The greenhouse is filling with colorful seedlings and student volunteers visit regularly to care for them and ensure that they are getting planted out in the field as soon as possible. As you may recall, just over 1 month ago we were experiencing summer-like temperatures and ...

Season 2012 Begins – Time to Start Planting!

The 2012 growing season has begun! On February 24, Brian and Sean joined me in the basement of the Sem to plant our first seeds, which included 4 varieties of onions (Alisa Craig, Candy, Cortland and White Pearl Drop) and Snapdragons.  These two were quick studies, and with ease they prepped trays and set to ...

Tomatoes: The Perfect (Summer) Gift!

Tomatoes are the perfect gift. Some of them “come in small packages”…     … and other, larger varieties, sweetly satisfy the saying that “Good things come to those who wait!”     We have three sweet, delicious varieties of cherry tomatoes – Sun Gold, Be My Baby, and Red Pearl – that we are currently ...

Sweet Corn, Snap Peas, & Cabbage, Oh My!

This is an amazing time of year at farms in our region. The fields are filling up with seedlings of all shapes and sizes thanks to the hard work our farm staff, Michelle and Brian, and our growing community of volunteers at Stonehill.  We are also lucky to have the help of our friends at ...

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 ...

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 ...