My apologies for not blogging for a while. Plenty has been going on, and I will try to give a little overview of more important happenings.
For the third year in a row STARworks Garden, with the help of Greg Bender and Hugh Martin, held Shiitake and Oyster mushroom cultivation workshops.
Hugh first guided us through some basics via Power Point presentation.
Then it was time to roll up the sleeves and get to work.
Alice Clemens here, having fun drilling the logs.
Women with power tools!
Looks like these guys could be at home in the kitchen!
Waxing the logs, after inoculation.
It's easy enough for kids! Hugh's youngest son, Daniel helping Jeff Boothby inoculate the logs.
I have mentioned before that Eddie and Angela, the owners of Wet Dog Glass, offered us a piece of their land to turn into a garden for STARworks. Adam named it "the East College Street Garden Complex". Adam and I went last Friday, and started to spread out the big pile of cow manure compost we had ordered from Mr. Brown.
Being able to use a tractor really helped us to get a lot of work done at no time!
Between plowing and tilling, Eddie put up a rain water catchment system with the help of Adam, Everett, Zack; and Phil helped build the platforms to raise the cisterns up.
This morning, for instance, he helped me prune and train the fruit trees in the garden. They ended up looking real nice!
Also Great Thanks to: Adam, Phil, Santiago, Everett, Zack, Angela, Nancy, Anna for all the help!