Orange, Blue, and…Green? A Glimpse at our First Week!

Our first week went by quickly, and was a whirlwind of planting, weeding, and adjusting to sore muscles and the permanent layer of dirt under our fingernails.

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The 2016 Summer Coordinators- Lizzy (left) and Mary Margaret (right).

On Monday night we had lots of people on the farm, which meant so much got done, including preparing for the raspberries and planting peppers, tomatoes, and eggplant in the hoop house. Yum!

We also had a great presentation by Friends of Farmworkers and let the kids decorate the new mini shed
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The next morning Darren and I planted the raspberry bushes which it turns our look something like this when they’re small.

Wednesday morning was a tad rainy, so we headed over to Elizabeth’s Amazing Heart Farm to get to know her and her interns, Danielle and Kendall. We made some delicious vegan cookies (with chocolate chips of course) and then planted our winter squash using black landscape fabric to control the weeds.

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Iris every flower was as pretty as this one!

I also had a blast playing with her golden retriever and taking pictures of her flowers. Thanks, Elizabeth!

Friday morning was spent weeding the beds we have yet to plant and finding a heater to keep our tilapia warm (did we mention that the aquaponics system is up and running, wahoo!)

To wrap up a great week, we got a change to represent PTF at the Gettysburg Green Gathering. In addition to learning more about other amazing green initiatives in Gettysburg like the Gleaning Project. We also gave out fresh mint tea and made over 30 self-watering planters with kids and kids at heart. We hope your week was as great as ours!

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