RFHS Science Teacher
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
|RFHS Grain Trials, Summer 2011|
Some of the produce harvested from the dome and garden this Summer was sold to the Carbondale Food Coop, our first earned income!
Most of the vegetables and grains raised in the garden this Summer were harvested and integrated into the cafeteria kitchen, or processed and frozen for later use. Two Aspen High School graduates, volunteering at the Permaculture Institute before attending Prescott College for agricultural sciences, harvested the rye and the hard red winter wheat grains, threshing the grains from the chaff using a push mower on a mesh picnic table, with a sheet of plywood underneath to collect the grains. They netted nearly 50 lbs of rye and wheat.
Mary Cervantes did a great job with the plants in the Growing Dome and Garden last school year and this Summer, and she left everything is good condition for her successor.
Hadley Hentschel and his students have been putting the outside beds into hibernation mode for Winter, after mulching lots of decaying plant material over the soil, to enrich them for next year. The annual beds in the dome have been harvested, mulched and replanted with Winter greens and vegetables.
|Spring 2011 - Beginning the outside garden|
|Salad greens, Summer 2011|
|Wheat and Rye|
|Annuals and Grain north of the Grow Dome|
|Annuals garden south of the Grow Dome|
|Sunflowers and salad greens|
|Edible flowers and herbs in the Grow Dome|
|Jerome Osentowski inspects plant health in the Grow Dome|
|Fava beans from the Grow Dome, Spring 2011|
|Planting beds in the Grow Dome|
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Ixchel and Jordan hang wire shelves that were donated by Habitat for Humanity. Students will use these shelves for flats of propagating seeds, and for culinary herbs grown in small pots.