By Amanda Horvath, Marra Farm Youth Development & Outreach Coordinator
Since I arrived at Marra Farm, we have been busy, busy, busy.
In the two months I’ve been here, we’ve…
- harvested and donated over 8,000 lbs. of produce.
- worked with over 490 volunteers totaling nearly 1,950 hours.
- explored worm bins, bees, and the gardens with 109 students all decked out in their rain boots who made faces when they sampled our sour sorrel.
After a bountiful season (yes, we actually harvested nearly 17,000 pounds of produce from April-October), it’s time to put the farm to bed for the season. We’ve been busy turning beds and planting Austrian pea that will grow throughout the winter, pulling (fixating) nitrogen from the air, which we will use come spring to return nitrogen to the soil. As we pull the blankets (of reemay and leaves) up over the beds and tuck them in tight, we say thanks to all of those who made our season a success!
Goodnight Marra Farm!
Thanks for all the learning and fun you provided us this season.
And thanks to everyone who came out to plant, weed, harvest, till, chip, etc. this season.