Posted by: Bill Stoneman | April 9, 2013

Winter’s damage


            Our luck ran out by February. We have a windy site. And the wind gradually pulled apart most of our greenhouse-type structures at the school garden. In time, they ceased to provide the protection that even hardy greens need to make it through the winter. To  the extent that we are learning together, it’s fine. We will learn how to build better, and especially how to secure the sheet plastic skins of each of these enclosures.

             But to the extent that we’d like to demonstrate, at least to our closest friends, the possibilities of winter harvesting, it was a disappointment. Among our goals is drawing teachers to our garden, with the hope that some will treat what we have built as a tool for their hands-on instruction. That, of course, will work better when we can invite folks to visit our lush microclimate on a freezing day maybe in February.


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