A casual look at gardening in the north suburbs of Chicago and a look at our local CSA and Farmers' Market.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Last Cold Night
Well hopefully last night was the last night that will be well below 50 degrees. We are approaching the last frost date and with temperatures reaching 70 degrees I am preparing to put the veggies in the ground before too long. Well I will take the plants outside this morning to give another day of hardening off.
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.