Today we headed over to help out at Stick and Stone Farm in exchange for one of their farm managers on a later date. It was really neat to see a successful organic farm in action. One group worked on trellacing tomatoes by clipping them to a metal wire fence that was already in place. We also trimmed the branches so that the plants can focus their energy on the most productive stems. The other group saw how a larger-scale farm can move planting along faster with the use of a tractor that punches holes in the ground. A couple people sat on the back of the tractor and plopped seeds down into the holes while others covered them up. The other group helped them out by weeding. It was a fun day! We learned a lot and felt accomplished by the end.
As we trellaced tomatoes, our hands turned yellow, black and then green from the plants. Don't worry, it washed off pretty easily.