The ground remains soggy; our spirits do not! The spring growing season is enthusiastically under way, and many people have been out preparing the land at Marra Farm. Lettuce Link is just one of the several groups who cultivate the four acres of Marra farmland, shown in the aerial photo above. The community that works this land is diverse in countless ways- our languages, cultures, economic means, growing methods, preferred varieties of vegetables- but share the common work of growing good food on this piece of public land. We’ve certainly been busy over in the Lettuce Link corner.
|Digging forks take a rest after spending hours turning beds.|
|The carnivorous pitcher plant drowns its prey inside its deep cavity, which is filled with liquid.
The plant secretes enzymes that gradually dissolve the unfortunate insect, which the plant then absorbs.
And there you have it! As always, we welcome volunteers to help us grow delicious, organic vegetables for people who struggle to afford healthy food. Contact Amelia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in joining us sometime.