A casual look at gardening in the north suburbs of Chicago and a look at our local CSA and Farmers' Market.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Another Cold Night
For the past two nights the temperature has dropped below 50 degrees and I have had to bring in the plants to protect them. Of course after yesterdays Plant Sale at Prairie Crossing I have quite a few more plants to move to the upstairs room. Naomi and I took several trips up and down the stairs to transport all the flats. Hope this is the last of the cold spring nights and that we can have some pleasant evenings in the nights ahead.
Farming and the environment have been a passion of mine for along time. As a kid I would help my grandfather with his garden and I would play in the streams and forests that made up the Arkansas and Ohio backdrops of my childhood. As an adult I have focused my life on educating children about the wonders of nature and the joys of gardening. I have worked at environmental education centers as well as learning farms. For the last five years I have worked and devoted much of my free time to Prairie Crossing Charter School, whose mission is to educate the next leaders of our world about the importance of the environment and sustainable farming.