Although chilly, this past Saturday at the farm was certainly productive! We’re only a handful of weeks away from putting down our work gloves and instead adopting a more administrative focus on Eastie Farm, but there was quite a bit to do before we could feel comfortable enjoying hot drinks indoors rather than spending Saturdays in the soil.
First we emptied all the rain barrels to prevent frozen water from cracking them, taking care to siphon the water away from neighboring residences (flooding some basements would not be a great way to positively impact the community!).
Then we tidied up by clipping down or removing the remaining crops from this past season, and harvested the remaining herbs. Once dry, they’ll be perfect to showcase at Taste of Eastie this winter!
We also removed unwanted items to clear a safe space for children to play in the snow come winter, and planted some beets for harvesting in the spring. It may seem far too cold for planting seeds, but it’s possible and productive! Learn more about fall planting here.
We then spent some time at the East Boston Greenway, talking to passersby about the art instillation currently up for public display near Marginal Street. FUTUREwaters|AGUASfuturas shows 2030 and 2070 flood levels, which many people walking by found startling. What’s even more worrisome is that the depicted levels are conservative predictions. Stop by the Greenway before December 9th to check it out yourself!