Tag Archives: gardening

Ready to plant at Parr Field

After today we are ready to plant the main part of the school garden, our milpa.  You can see the rows look real nice.  We use a hiller/furrower attachment on the back of the tiller to make our rows straight … Continue reading

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Preparing garden soil at Parr Field

Thursdays are typically field trip days for Chrysalis Alternative School so today we put the ‘field’ in our field trip by going to Parr Field and making some progress on the soil preparations for next week’s planting activities.  In an … Continue reading

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Harvesting at our Mondragon Field

A difference between traditional and conventional agriculture is that traditional agriculture operates in a time frame that is defined by diversity: some crops ripen faster than others.  Though much of our maize is still green and maturing, it became clear … Continue reading

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Covering the greenhouse at Parr Field

The weather has eased from summer nights to autumn morning chills…  Since we have some crops that might not appreciate the drop in temperatures (such as our melons, chiles, cucumbers, and tomatoes), we are covering our greenhouse frame with plastic … Continue reading

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More crops coming in at Parr Field

When Parr Field was conceptualized, it included the milpa, or three sisters garden (maize, beans, and squash), as well as some raised beds for other fruits and vegetables and some greenhouses.  Our last activity at Parr Field was mostly focused … Continue reading

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Activity at Parr Field

Today we gathered at Parr Field to do some transplanting of some lettuce (above).  We hope this lettuce will be ready for harvest after the students come back to school and hopefully as part of our chicos making workshop coming … Continue reading

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