It’s just about time to begin planting garlic. This year, we’re planting a massive crop of garlic to be used as a fundraiser next year. We have prepared the area by tilling and amending it with organic compost. We will then string up rows and begin planting the cloves every 8 inches in a 30 inch wide bed. Each bed is 70 feet long and we have 14 beds. That adds up to being a lot of garlic — both an amazing and powerfully potent medicine and (Tim’s favorite) food source.
The two gourmet varieties of garlic we have chosen are known for their brilliant red streaks and ability to store for long winters. Grown by an organic farmer in Maine, these bulbs grow to nearly the size of a baseball because they have been selectively bred for over 17 years
We will be having a public, help-out-on-the-farm day, Sunday the 16th for anybody willing to lend a helping hand in planting all this garlic seed. We think it’s a great opportunity for all ages to come into contact with the Earth and continue to nurture a relationship with nature. Just getting your hands in the dirt and being able to connect with the most basic form of our existence here, which is food, the most important act in learning to create sustainable systems again for the future of humanity.