We’re Ramping Up for Green Power!

Anna at the office planning for Green Power

Anna at the office planning for Green Power

Our Green Power educators, Anna and Luke, are super busy and excited planning for Green Power this summer! The countdown is on, and with the program rapidly approaching, plans are getting nailed down.

Luke in the green house checking on Green Power seedlings

Luke in the green house checking on Green Power seedlings

 

This year, Green Power has its own new field! Some of the crops are pre-planned, but there’s still plenty of room for campers to help plan their own late-season crops. Every week of Green Power will be a little different, so sign up for multiple weeks to be a farmer all summer!

 

Fun stuff happening this summer:

Visiting/Volunteering:
JP Green House (urban gardening and green building demonstration site
Needham Food Bank
Community Servings
Eastleigh Farm (raw milk dairy)
Higher Ground Farm (Boston rooftop farm)
Boys and Girls club tours led by Green Power participants
Herbal medicine! Grow your own:
bug repellent
cuts and scrapes salve
incense
tea

crafts:
tie dye
tote bag decorating for bringing home your produce
leaf print t-shirts
nature sculptures

 

Taking care of farm animals:
sheep and goats

 

And, of course, farming!¬†Here’s what we’re looking at so far this summer:
Your own plot of land
pumpkins!!
lettuce
tomatoes
melons
corn
beans
eggplant

 

Other exciting activities:
Cooking a community meal with your freshly harvested produce
A discussion with Lovin Spoonfuls Food Rescue
Discussions of local food systems, sustainable agriculture, food security, the future of food.

 

There are still a few spots left for sessions III РVI. Register for Green Power now! 
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