A casual look at gardening in the north suburbs of Chicago and a look at our local CSA and Farmers' Market.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Well NOAA issued a frost advisory for last night. As I wake up this morning I notice that the advisory has been canceled. However last night when I got home at 11:30 pm that was not the case, so I spent a little time moving the plantees inside. Let that be the last cold night so I can begin putting them into the ground.
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.