Posts Tagged ‘students’

Five Years and Growing Strong

02.08.2016 · Posted in Winter 2016

It is a wintery day in Easton, and as the wind whips and snowflakes fly past the window, I fill my cup with hot tea and my head with vibrant images of our farm on warmer days. It is hard to believe that 2015 was already our fifth season, and our production (exceeding 15,000 pounds), new programs (the Mobile ...

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 ...

Elements of a Living Canvas

Spring is a miraculous time to be a farmer – it is a time of creativity, renewed energy and productivity. On these cooler days in May the fields appear to be a blank canvas that we are given the opportunity to fill up with colorful, nutritious crops.  We start each growing season with the memory ...

It’s Always a Party at The Farm

The fields at The Farm have been hopping over the past couple of weeks! We have been enjoying the start of spring by joining in the fun of the Earth Day Party on the quad, welcoming classes and volunteers to the farm to help plant everything from grapes to onions, and participating in the Mentoring ...

Taking The Farm To Vermont – for the Weekend!

04.24.2013 · Posted in Spring 2013, The Farm at Stonehill

Every once and awhile it is important to leave the farm to see what other farmers are producing and how they go about doing it!  On the weekend of April 13th, Zuri and I took 8 students up to the beautiful state of Vermont to do just that. We traveled to Montpelier, the state’s capital, ...

Guest Post: The Curious Labor of Planting Peas

  By Stephen Siperstein On Thursday, April 11th, Stephen Siperstein and students in his Nature Writing class joined us at The Farm to partake in the planting of our first row of the 2013 season.  We worked together to rake, dig a small trench for the peas, add compost and then plant the peas and ...

It’s Time to Farm!

It’s time to get to the Farm! In class, during volunteer hours, or just on a whim, students are starting to arrive at the farm to help plant the seeds of our 2013 Season. On Friday, April 5th, over 20 students joined me and Zuri to help ready the fields and plant seeds.  We transplanted ...

Sewing the Seeds of Season III

The landscape in Easton is still mostly white, grey and brown, but the sunlight of spring is starting to feed us with stronger rays as the days grow longer. On morning walks with Zuri, the white lab-hound mix who came into my life last June, I catch glimpses of warmer colors as the sun rises ...