It all started with the high tunnel building. Here's the Saturday team at the very beginning of the process (Jascha, Carin, Scott, my dad, and Dave pictured):
While they were busy working and sweating and trying to hydrate, the team from Local Color Flowers arrived for our annual headcrown class. Irene is very excited about headcrowns (understandably) here:
The class was amazing because the people who came were SO GREAT! Check them out:
High tunnel building continued through until Sunday evening. It went really well, thanks to all of the wonderful people who came out to help! And when Jascha had to go to Patient First because his eye got scratched, Dave and Josh stepped up and finished the major tasks left on the tunnel.
Jascha's much better, by the way. Eye scratches are no fun though, and he has had enough maladies for one month, I'd say.
Plus it's always a great time when my mom is there.
And then, Monday was Blooms and Bouquets, our all day workshop for farmer-florists held in collaboration with Local Color Flowers. We started with a tour of the farm. Then Josh from Forage & Field gave a presentation on high tunnel growing, and I gave a talk on financials for small farmers. We finished the morning with a Q&A led by Dave from Ednie Flower Bulb.
The afternoon was a design class at Local Color Flowers along with an in depth look at marketing with media.
It has taken me a full 4 days to recover from all of this hullabaloo. Thanks to everyone who came to the farm over the course of those 3 days. I think it was upwards of 50 people altogether!
Back to boring old weeding and planting and harvesting. I wish you all a mojito.