Friday, 23 September 2011

Volunteer hooray!

The Orchard Garden is fortunate to have a devoted volunteer base (until this year the garden was run by only one paid position along with this dedicated group).  The volunteers consist of undergraduate and graduate students in Land and Food Systems, Education, Computer Science, Engineering, and presumably many more disciplines.

These students commit to 4 hour long shifts on Friday mornings as well as brief interludes between classes.  The soil seems to be magnetic for most- many people craving some dirt under their nails.

weeding in the rain

freshly picked carrots


planting cover crops of vetch and clover

cover crops prevent soil erosion, fix nutrients and maintain soil structure

Thank you beloved volunteers!  We are honored to share in your efforts.

If you are interested in volunteering please email

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