Check out some photos from our activities and events....
|Planting spinach in the hoophouse|
|We covered rain barrels full of water with black trash bags, to create heat reservoirs. These helped keep the hoophouse at a constant temperature.|
|Hoophouse lettuce and spinach, yum!|
|The hoophouse gets to breathe today in it's new summer form! Stay tuned for summer hoophouse plans...|
Permaculture and GELT talk:
We collaborated with Ann Arbor permaculture expert Nate Ayers and the Green Economy Leadership Training program in Detroit to bring together University students interested in permaculture and sustainable communities in Detoit. The event was inspiring, we learned a lot, and a special thanks to The Brinery for catering! The Brinery is in Ann Arbor and makes delicious, local, fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi.
|Students awed and inspired by their new permaculture knowledge|
For more information about Permaculture opportunities in Ann Arbor and the brand new U of M Permaculture design team, visit http://www.chiwarapermaculture.com/
For more info about the Green Economy Leadership Training in Detroit, visit their facebook page!
Cultivating Community at Earthfest:
|Lauren telling a student about Cultivating Community at our booth on the diag|
Plant Sale Preparations:
|Happy seed starters: Sonali, Lindsay, Lauren, Allyson, and Tania|
|Check out how green the garden is already!|
|In the fall, we planted Annual Ryegrass as a cover crop, and it has done its job! Covering the garden, controlling weeds, and conserving the soil. We also have clover growing as another cover crop, which adds nitrogen to the soil.|
Get ready for another bountiful summer of fun and food and friends, and getting your hands dirty! We will be having our first workday of the summer this Friday, and many more throughout the summer. To get involved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.