New Fruit Trees!

A couple of days ago our scion wood and root stock came in the mail. Scion wood are small branches from specific apple varieties that are grafted onto whatever kind of rootstock you desire: standard size, dwarf, semi-dwarf, and everything in between. These little trees will probably grow in pots for a while before they’re transplanted out into the field. Some of them will go to Garfield Farm and some will go to Lamppost Farm.

We also received our pear trees, already grafted and ready to be planted. They are much larger than the scion wood. These trees are going in at Garfield Farm later today.

All of our trees are old varieties that produce beautiful tasty apples and pears not available at the store. Hopefully some of the ones we planted two years ago will start bearing this year!

Thursday Night Learning and Volunteer Experiences

Starting in April we’ll be gathering at the farm to learn together while we work at the farm. This year we’ve added a small sand box for the very little ones to play in and we’ll be working to involve kids of all ages. We’re also going to try to focus on learning over getting work done. This week we’ll start by learning to plant salad greens and possibly learn to plan microgreens, two things any of you can do at home in a window sill. Can’t wait to see you at the farm! Check out the picture of what the farm used to look like. Now you have to come out and see what it looks like now!