June 2009 at NFI

July 2, 2009

Author: Neighborhood Farm Initiative

Category: General News

To continue the monthly updates, June was an exciting month at NFI because IT FINALLY STOPPED RAINING!!!!!!

During June, NFI:
* Continued with classes 5 and 6 in the Gardening Education Program (Pruning, Staking & Good Maintenance, and Pest Management)
* Had do-it-yourself fresh-squeezed lemonade at the garden, thanks to volunteer Neil!
* Re-evaluated our farmers’ market involvement
* Spent at least 5 hours every Sunday cutting down a forest of bamboo!
* Had a huge delivery of 85 bales of straw!
* Started work with a crew from DC’s Green Corps (Summer Youth Employment Program – SYEP)

A CSG share – lettuces, herbs, onion scapes, and chard
Jamie and Neil at Lemonade Day

We bought a lot of straw

Our intern, Andrea, taking a break

Unloading truckload after truckload of bamboo

Harold and Jamie – urban farmers

Mike and Harold folding our “tarp as big as the ocean”

That’s a lot of straw!

Bea mulching some tomato plants

Ranger Richard and the SYEP crew mulching the field of tomatoes

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