Sunday, May 12, 2013

Spring Cleaning

This spring there has been some cleaning at the garden to get it ready for the summer season! Some of these tasks include cleaning out the shed and taking innovatory, weeding the strawberry beds (pictured above), organizing the seeds we already have, and picking up around the garden.


Our 46th Street Plot (pre-season)

The Potatoes Have Eyes

Day one started at a farm called Victory Acres: "Victory Acres provides good food and good work through Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) in North-Central Indiana." We will be helping out at the farm two days a week as part of our internship.

In the morning we weeded and put on row over on the brassicas and in the afternoon we planted potatoes. If you have never planted potatoes before (which none of us interns had) you just cut up a potato and plant a chunk as a seed. However, in each chunk you have to make sure you have at least one potato eye.

Working at Victory Acres is going to be an incredible learning opportunity. The people that are going to be showing us interns the ropes are great teachers and really fun to be around.

We will also be sore from all the hard work and get a really solid farmers tan.

Welcome!

Welcome to our blog! The purpose of this blog is to allow others to walk alongside the IWU interns in the experience of the IWU Alliance Garden.

Who are we? We are a group of Indiana Wesleyan Students who are using our unique skills to continue a sustainable, student-led farming operation on the Marion Campus. We also have other aspects of our internship which include helping out at an organic farm and partnering with the Marion community gardens.

We are so excited to embark on this adventure and hope that you choose to join us as we learn and grow in this season (garden jokes intended).