Intern Files: End of week four comes with rain

By Joe Pintaudi

This is the end of Week Four.  It’s a little sad that I will be leaving this place to go back to a sea of pavement which emits heat long into the night; preventing any relief from the day's heat. I am looking forward to taking what I have learned here and applying it at home. As of two weeks ago, there is a large empty backyard waiting to be planted.

The wet weather has been great for the plants, and everything is looking good—although I am worried about some of the smaller tomato plants that were flooded after the downpour on Thursday afternoon.  All the rain did fill the barrel that I use to water the garden. I do not think there will be a need to use it for a few days.

Also, we started spreading manure in the garden.  There isn’t much that needs to be said about the fun of that, but it’s good for the soil and in turn its good for the plants.

Originally posted at Joe's Blog.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.