Last week representatives from Brickyard Educational Farm gave presentations to the Food Council, the Blair Highschool Earth Day Assembly, and boothed at the Takoma Park Earth Day event.
The long awaited rain watered in our squash, wheat and flower seeds in the education plot.
Here are some pictures from our second volunteer day and teacher training (April, 14th), as well as some pics from our two most recent groups: Twinbrook community center spring break camp, and the Seekers homeschooling cooperative. Our local cubscout group that was scheduled to volunteer on Sunday was rained out and re-sheduled for next week.
Our donated chicken coop and 8 chickens from the petting zoo next door, Sqeals on Wheels and Rent-a-coop, are a friendly and popular addition to the farm. The most adored chicken of the children has been named Goldylion by the kids. She is so sweet that she walks right up to you as if asking to be picked up. At the chicken station, kids learn about why farmers' keep chickens, and the chicken's important role on a farm contributing to compost, eating unfriendly bugs, keeping the grass mowed, and providing people with eggs.
This week we are focusing on getting our solanaceae (peppers, tomatoes and eggplant) transplants into the ground, doing our first round of cultivating by hand (weeding), and digging our final raised beds for our later season crops.
On the office side of things, we will also launch our fundraising campaign this week, including the brochure for our donation based CSA (bi-weekly veggie box share).
Thank you so much volunteers for all of your work! We couldn't do it without you. For info on how to volunteer, contact sophia at: firstname.lastname@example.org