May 15

Back to kindergarten!

The kids who came to the farm last fall for a joyous day of mud puddles and potato picking will get some insights into spring planting at the school today.

Each will get a pot to plant with pumpkin seeds, experimenting with seed points down or up to see how emergence is affected. They'll learn about potato eyes and how the tiny hairs on a tomato stem can become roots.

A flat of squash seed they sow today they can plant out at the farm on an early June field trip.

I was their age when introduced to alchemy of seed, soil, sun and water that sustains us all and that became my life's work. Hoping to pass the magic forward.