It has been over two months since we updated everyone on the progress here at Middlebrook Farm School, and thanks to the recent rains everything is looking as healthy as can be. Though we have had a spell of really warm weather it has not been so prolonged as to stress the gardens too much, and Heather's automatic irrigation system is functioning really well. With over twenty beds now it has become a bit of a fine art in managing where the water goes, but it all seems to be working out. If everything holds on trough the next three months there should be plenty for the new group of sixth graders to get their hands dirty with during their time in Family Consumer Science.
Here are some photos we took today.
red and white chard
more red chard
lots of kale
garlic standing tall
The summer is going to fly by sooner than we know it and we are looking forward to seeing those new sixth graders and their excitement at being out in the gardens. We hope everyone is having a great summer relaxing a bit, learning something new, and getting psyched for the 2016-2017 school season, which we are sure is going to be one of the best yet. If you are in the neighborhood of Middlebrook Farm School be sure to drop in and take a stroll through the gardens. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. See you all soon.
"I know nothing so pleasant to the mind, as the discovery of anything that is at once new and valuable-nothing so lightens and sweetens toil as the hopeful pursuit of such discovery. And how vast, and how varied a field is agriculture for such discovery." -Abraham Lincoln