While waiting for the Obamas to show this past Saturday
we cleared a bed of kale that had been planted last summer.
The snow cover helped this crop overwinter so well that we
were able to bring kale to Food For Fairview on three different
distribution days. Here, high school board member Zack (right)
and friend, Andrew, along with the Peterson family, tackle
the hard job of picking off every last leaf and pulling the tough
roots out of the ground.
Steve, also a board member, shows his students how to scythe a cover crop of winter rye and hairy vetch.
Elizabeth and Freesia use machetes on more rye and vetch, making a space for the new children's garden area.