Urban Farm Updates, April 26th, 2018

Urban Farm Updates, April 26th, 2018

Fun on the Farm!

Did you know? You can get your bananas to ripen faster if you put them in a paper bag with a tomato, and leave them there overnight!

What’s Growing On?

It’s Reveal Week!!!!!

Did everyone have a wonderful Earth Day weekend? Mine was long and extremely exhausting, but totally productive and worth every minute!!

Hillside Garden!

Wow, it has been quite a busy week! The BASF volunteer team came out on Friday morning, to help start the prep work on the Hillside Garden. They were such an awesome team, and were such a pleasure to work along side! They worked so hard to cut up and remove all of the sod from the Hillside Garden area, and then put in the muscle and their engineering minds to set up the first two terraces of the Hillside Garden. We will be arranging all of the patio stones throughout the garden over the next week, into an order that is both convenient and aesthetically pleasing, before adding fresh composted topsoil to the Hillside Garden. I am so grateful to all of the volunteers and volunteer groups who come out to the farm and help accomplish the growth and development projects that we have planned.

Mary Black Foundation Educational Classroom Pergola

Spartanburg Water volunteers came out bright and early on Saturday morning to help us celebrate Earth Day, and put in the effort to help make some monumental projects possible. The ladies and kids finished shaping out the remaining 3 terraces of the Hillside Garden, installed 3 posts and ran the trellis wire for a “green handrail”; while the guys and I worked on setting up the Pergola (a monumental task in-and-of-itself). Over the next several weeks, we will finish installing the final layer of lattice work boards on top of the Pergola, as well as assembling and arranging the Picnic tables underneath the Pergola. I am still trying to wrap my head around everything that was accomplished over the past week, including all of the time and effort that was put in by my sweet and wonderful Wofford work study students, who worked out on the farm with me on Monday, despite the cold temperature and torrential downpours.

As always, I look forward to sharing more adventures and accomplishments of the Urban Farm with you again next week! If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me (mwhiteley@hubcityfm.org)! I hope that you all have a most wonderful weekend!