The Tuesdays@21 talks have been so inspirational and offered me a chance to connect with some amazing folks doing great work in improving our food systems and natural environments. In February, Missy Anderson, the Queen Bee, and Eli Bloom, a graduate student doing research on the 21 Acres farm, gave a great presentation on pollinators and in particular, the orchard mason bee.
On Saturday, July 19, 21 Acres hosted our summer member event: Pesto Through the Seasons. It was a great opportunity for members to meet each other and 21 Acres’ staff, tour the farm, and have a cooking lesson from our amazing chefs.
Cooler weather and cloudy skies made for an enjoyable time on the farm after our heat wave the previous week. Mary gave us a brief overview of the farm, what is growing, and a few gardening tips. We did a taste test of curly and flat-leafed parsley, harvested carrots and basil, checked out the tomato progress in the greenhouse, and everyone survived a mini obstacle course as we shimmied around gates and traveled over uneven ground. We were a hardy bunch. (more…)