Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a nascent fall garden





















We greatly enjoyed a 10-day visit from Marijke recently. Born in the Netherlands, she attends the University of York, England, where she is studying environmental science. It took us a few days, unfortunately, to discover that she's a fantastic cook. From that point onward, life was really good!

Marijke escaped the clutches of Kingbird Farm to work for a couple of days on the Cosumnes River Preserve, where she labored alongside the four seasonal technicians, building fence, counting plants, and logging data.

Here she's making soil blocks for seeds of everything that goes into the fall garden: lettuce, spinach, Chinese cabbage, broccoli, kale and onions.
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