We worked at Journeys today instead of the garden. They had two trips going out that were both very exciting. The first was Call to Adventure, where younger children got their first big taste of outdoors by backpacking for a full week in Olympic National Park. The second group was early teen boys that were going out for three weeks with “Coming of Age”. It is a trip where they get a platform to discuss with their parents the fact that they are growing up and once on the trail, get to talk about what it means to be a man.
To help them, all we did was some basic clean-up, set up an obstacle course and simply added four hands to the group!
Upon the celebration of your birthday, you are asked three questions: What have you done in the past year?, What would you like to do in the upcoming year? and, What can the community do to help?
The hoop house can be moved back and forth between the two beds that are built for it, we know because it’s officially been tested, and it worked perfectly!
On Monday, we broke the garden-fast by going on a fieldtrip of sort to Whidby Island to harvest seaweed and mussels with Suzy and gang. It was a beautiful day and while I myself did not harvest anything, I managed to find a way to have a top- notch time!
On Tuesday myself, our friend Graham, and Brian worked tomatoes. All day. All kinds. In the hoop house. In little planters. Lots of to-ma-toes.
We were taught a convenient song that is rumored to help plants grow up to their full potential, it’s so special, I’ll let someone else sing it for you though…