Tremendous thanks goes to Erica Emery who hosted us at her farm, Rustic Roots, for a tour and tips on some of the methods and tools she and her team use to create such bountiful harvests!
The tour of this busy working farm was a real treat for our members. It’s easy to forget how much effort and planning goes into growing the food we eat every day. Of the tools Erica shared, members loved the unusual-looking stirrup hoe, which allows gardeners to weed more easily – even right next to plants
Check out their website where you can learn more about the history of the farm and sign up for their CSA.
One of our scholarship recipients, Josh Smith, joined our meeting to express appreciation for the award and to share his plans for college. We are so proud to be able to support him as he embarks on an exciting new chapter in his life!