it was mid-september …. bossy land was lookin’ good.
our two little acres were hayed one last time….we strip tilled numerous beds on contour – a permaculture technique for water conservation…and fed the soil with the good stuff…organic fertilizer, natural soil correctives, manure….it was time to get some things planted!
and what better way to rock out a bigger project than to have a crop mobbin’ event!
ever hear of it?
it’s a great way to get people out to your farm….get their hands dirty…..and hammer out a big project all at once with the help of many volunteers. it’s an awesome way to get your community involved, especially city folk who don’t always have access to this sort of thing but love gettin’ some of that country air in their lungs.
we had a good group come out for our first crop mobbin’ event….perfect size to tackle the task of planting our overwintering crops. we chose winter-hardy varieties for this test plot….including kale, chard, spinach, turnips, carrots, rutabagas, peas, and more!
gorgeous day … sunshine….fresh air….9 beds (4 ft x 150 ft) planted …. and community!
crop mobbin’ 2011 was a success!
thank you to all those that came by and helped out the bossy!