Cultivating Crops and Humans
Interplanted my first double-dug, amended, raised bed at the farm. I planted beans, corn and squash in an off-spacing pattern. John says, “Like people in relationships, certain plants like or dislike each other depending on the specific natures involved.” For example, beans, corn and squash complement each other and taste better if they are grow together. This is not a new idea. See folks before us...
The days go by quickly as we move efficiently here on the farm. All of the interns work at specific task, each task part of the 8 step Grow Biointensive method. At night we hang out in the main yurt above the garden, cook dinner and converse (mostly about plants and different growing methods). After dinner I walk up to my own yurt where I start a fire and prepare for bed.
I’ve discovered Fukuhoko on this farm. Fukuhoko said, "If we throw Mother Nature out the window, she comes back in the door with a pitchfork.” Something to think about after all the havoc she's been reeking?