Reflection sinks in deeply when August night’s cool settles the mind as it looks back at the fruits of summer
In this first spring-summer employing market garden and bio intensive planting techniques, we begin to recognize how the beauty of the craft is in the continuous practice of bed prep and seed sowing.
With each bed flip, prep and new plantings what we get beyond the produce is … knowledge.
This summer was a test to see if the lessons we read and viewed would come to fruition.
We’ve learned enough to get by and we remain humble in knowing there is still so much to learn.
While we kept it relatively simple, as far as variety of produce, we certainly recognize that as we scale up some next year and look to offer more variety, the farming will be more involved and the practice will take on another level of intensity.https://barringtonfarmschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/img_9661.mov
To that end, we’ll keep studying and work toward mastery of the craft, and listen to our customers, neighbors and friends.
This fall and winter will have a good and select harvest, with carrots, lettuce varieties, beets, kale and chard, radish, beans (plus a few others).
Then we prep many of the garden beds and land for next season – resting the soil so that it might nourish us again.
– Dan Penengo, 1848, 31.08.2019