Friday, May 27, 2011
Today I met up with a fellow Connecticut Herb Association (CHA) member at Holcomb Farm and we played in their herb garden. We sweated in the late afternoon sun, got dirt under our nails and in the creases of our skin. It was a pleasant and rewarding few hours.
And in a few short hours we made a dent in separating those things you want growing in an herb garden, and those things you don't. Piles of undesired botanicals were loaded into the wheelbarrow and taken to the compost to transform into new life-giving love.
I'll be back next week with another CHA member and I plan to start adding heavy mulch to the cleared areas to keep the weeds down, the water in, and encourage the worms to do their magical work in helping to cultivate, aerate, and improve the soil.
It was day-one of a potentially long-term endeavor … and many hands make light work. So, if you're in the area of Granby, Connecticut and would like to lend a hand, whether you're a CHA member or not, let me know and I'll help you to get started! Holcomb Farm will appreciate it I'm sure and you'll get to learn a bit about herbs too, all the while adding value to our community!
That's what I made today. Peace.