August Produce at Better Farm

We checked in a couple of weeks ago with a pictorial tour of the Better Farm gardens. Since then, we've had a few more, good washes of rain. Those storms have sent the gardens into overdrive.

At our farm stand this week, we're featuring the following while supplies last:
  • Corn (several varieties)
  • String beans
  • Tomato (several varieties)
  • Zucchini
  • Cantaloupe
  • Peas
  • Broccoli
  • Herbs (several varieties)
  • Potatoes (several varieties)
  • Kale
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Cicoria
  • Swiss Chard
  • Carrots

We attribute much of our success this summer to our mulch gardening system, which retains moisture and nutrients for the plants even in times of drought. Between the mulch gardening and rainwater catchment setups (and our unbelievable cast of interns) we've had less work and more bounty. That's something we can all feel good about.
Companion plant: pole beans climb a corn plant.

Scarlet, center, Bernadette and Delores work the grounds for us.
Destiny's Child, far left, and Scooter, far right.

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.