A casual look at gardening in the north suburbs of Chicago and a look at our local CSA and Farmers' Market.
Friday, April 2, 2010
The past two days have been simply gorgeous here in the Chicago area. So wonderful that today Naomi and I took our little seedling out for an hour so they could get a little fresh air and some overcast sunlight. Also we planted the carrots (multi colored variety) and the snap peas. It has been in the low 80's the past two days, but tomorrow its supposed to drop by 20 degrees. However it will still be a respectable 60 something.
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.