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Champaign, OH: Precious Time with Katie
I can honestly say I really haven’t spent much time in a greenhouse. However that changed Friday during the thaw of the ice event when I spent a few afternoon hours with Katie Hoover. I could not believe how nice and summery it was in there. I realize obviously it would be warmer but I had no idea how it would make me feel to be in there. It was a very happy place, full of bright potential and… color. The contrast was the ice just outside the plastic walls which kept folks hunkered down inside their homes and our children home from school for a few extra hours of most-likely brain-stunting video usage. Blah!
We played in the dirt and talked about life amongst the blooms and it felt like a different time of the year. It was sort of puzzling to me as the plants which produced like in late spring did not know it was only February. I felt like they were being tricked somehow.
While Katie worked up flats and slowly shook the tiniest of seeds into their new soil home, I cut shoots from their mother plant to begin life anew on their own. It seemed so harsh but Katie promised me they would be fine. Pruning always seems to be hard for me to do even though I know it is how new life begins. I can’t stand to do it to my fruit trees, and give that job to the husband, but feel like this is the year I have to get tough and “just do it”. I’ll keep you all posted on that later.
Let’s just say I wish for everyone to find a greenhouse, especially on the bleakest winter day, and peek in for an out-of-body experience. You see nature’s beauty when you’ve forgotten how pretty things can be. You smell the work of nature in the air and on your blackened hands. You feel the warmth of the sun, whether real or slightly man-made. Take a few minutes to experience a greenhouse this late winter day.
If you need a suggestion, I can highly recommend Franklin Park Conservatory to help aid the winter blahs. Especially now as they have their orchids and a fantastic exhibit featuring art made of waste materials found in public waterways, beaches and streams. It’s amazing how beautiful the female artist makes it look even as she is highlighting the destructive force of littering and plastic on our world. It’s a beautiful use of plastic, if I might put those two words in one sentence.
Have a wonderful day and keep watching for signs of spring, either man-made or real!
The Cumming Harvest: Weblog Entry
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Champaign, OH: Everyone jump for joy!
If you needed something to be excited about this rainy Wednesday, I’ve got it! The market closed last night with one of our biggest weeks yet! We added new vendors who I’ll brag about later today and awesome new customers too! We couldn’t be happier that the market continues to grow and support our wonderful communities! Even better, the customers gain more options to eat healthier while the growers continue to be financially rewarded for their hard work! Thanks to everyone for working together on such a great common goal!
Swainsboro, GA: Market closes tonight
just a reminder the market will be closing tonight. There is still time to order
Russellville Community Market: Market Reminder
Only a few more hours of ordering time for the market! Be sure to get your orders in by 10:00 p.m. tonight!
Don’t forget we have new pick up times available from 4:00pm to 6:30pm.
We look forward to seeing you at the Market on Thursday at All Saints Episcopal Church!
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Champaign, OH: Tick, tock!
Just a quick FYI that the market closes tonight at 8 pm! Please get your orders in soon! We will miss seeing you Thursday if you don’t! That would make all of our volunteers very sad and you don’t want to be responsible for that, would you? Is my sad attempt at humor working? Probably not, but we do enjoy seeing every one of you!
Tahlequah Farmers Market: Market opens
The online market is open ! Pick up day will be on March 9th between 12 and 1 pm at Norris Park. Other arrangements can be made if you are unable to be there. Just contact the market.
Melody Lane Co-op: February 26, 2013 - Co-op Meeting this Thursday
Visit The Market any time between now and 7:00pm Tuesday to place your order.
Pick up is every Thursday, 3:00pm – 7:00pm, at Sandra’s home in Roswell.
Champaign, OH: One more...for our neighbors to the south...
I also should pass along the Master Gardeners of Clark County are planning their 5th Annual Garden Fling on April 6, at Kenton Ridge High School, 4444 Middle Urbana Rd. Doors and vendors open at 8:30 am with programs beginning at 9. It is a full day of gardening programming with topics like invasive plants, tree planting, backyard greenhouses, seed to plant, container planting and back-by-demand, ask the experts! For more info, visit Clark.osu.edu or call 937-521-3860. Sounds like a great time!