I am thinking one or two students that would like to put together an
independent study setting up the gardens, that would tie in with our
retreats and then spend the summer here taking care of the garden,
farm help, etc.
What I would like is someone with a background in organic growing and
harvesting produce. My goal is to set the garden up in sections using
Vavilov centers of genetic diversity to arrange the plants. So we would
potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes ect. from south America and corn
central America, and so on ( I have my own study to do) I want this
physical/visual presentation so it stands on it's own for our students
see and appreciate the work.
They would be here to care for the garden and help with farm projects
then help with the farm/culinary retreats showing how the garden is set
and as general guides to what is ready to harvest and how to harvest
I know this is all really general. If someone is interested we could
and discuss more what their ideas might be and their learning goals.
We both love to garden, but we have so much work in general , that to
garden looking and producing for the retreats is a challenge where we
Presently we are building a strawbale building to be the retreat center
that is taking all our spare time!
so if any of their interests you or someone you know please pass my
on and we can talk.
Thanks. Lora Lea Misterly