Food & Garden

Exploring Food Access in Farm to Table Class

Marianthe Bickett, Farm to Table Apprentice
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Just as I started my position as Farm to Table Apprentice at Woolman, the students began a unit on food access. First they watched the documentary A Place at the Table, about food insecurity in the United States. The documentary highlighted the lack of federal funding for the food stamp budget, as well as the subsidies the government provides for industrial agriculture that allow processed, sugar-laden food products to be so cheap and readily available.

Working in Community

Sophia Mueller, Fall '15 student
Sunday, December 20, 2015
 
I FFFrequently hear people complaining about their work. Many people don’t want to work or dread having to. However, imagine work being inspiring for you. Fun. Creative. Something you are crazily passionate about.

Garden reflection & gratitude

Charlotte Lippincott, Farm to Table Intern '15-'16
Saturday, December 19, 2015
The garden doesn’t lie, but it is especially honest in winter. The dense foliage that a few months ago dressed the earth with life has since receded, revealing the backbone--its essential form. The hedgerows that teemed with colorful perennial flowers and their loyal pollinators when I arrived in August are now pruned back, focusing their energies inward as they bear down for winter.

Garden Thoughts

Brianna Beyrooty, Staff
Monday, August 31, 2015

Welcome to the Woolman Educational Garden--a place of laughter and growth, a place where the word drought is never spoken in front of the plants (that would be rude), and a place where harvesting your first vegetable reminds you that all the hard work was undeniably worth it.

Thinking inside the box

Maggie McProud, Garden Manager and Farm-to-Table Teacher
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

"Our garden quietly affords our community with a space for reflection, inspiration and guidance through these metamorphoses, simultaneously providing nourishment to support our path forward."   – Maggie McProud

We are on the cusp of summer and already we have much to be grateful for in The Woolman Educational Garden. For those of us who live and learn here, Woolman inspires transformation and adaptation.

Interns in the Garden!

Brianna Beyrooty, Staff, Farm Apprentice
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Interns play an integral part in the garden. They spend 10+ hours in the garden a week doing everything from seed starting to pruning an entire orchard.  Intern garden time is a great way to bond over hard work and see something transform with their efforts every week.

Monday mornings start with a garden check-in, starting with silence interns share thoughts to start the week with. This is a way unique and effective way to ease into the week with a clear mind and heart.  With the intern’s hard work and dedication the garden gets the attention and love it deserves.

Springtime at Woolman

Sadie Weinberger, Community Intern '14-'15
Monday, March 30, 2015

Springtime has arrived at Woolman! Jackets and sweaters are being shed, the days are getting longer, and temperatures are rising, much to everyone's enjoyment. The garden is waking up, the orchard is in full bloom, and some of the plum trees are already sprouting their leaves.

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