Tim’s Flowers

tim in his garden Aug 2014Apprentice Tim Hines is growing flowers in the little garden behind the old brick greenhouse at Moraine Farm.

Tim is interested in small scale growing – urban farms, rooftop gardens, school gardens and the like. Tim’s apprenticeship goals include learning about growing flowers and veggies in small spaces.  In the spring, he volunteered for this flower garden project. It’s been a lot of work on his own time: Reclaiming the flower garden from the weeds, planning and executing a garden plan, dealing with flower-hunger woodchucks, and now, harvesting the flowers for sale in the Farm Shop.

The project will wrap up in October when Tim does a formal analysis of the economic feasibility of growing flowers for our CSA. He has been tracking his costs – seeds, soil mix and labor, and now he begins to track his income. Tim’s work on the garden has taken place outside of his paid apprenticeship. He’s very much looking forward to your purchases!

Tim’s flowers will be on sale in the Farm Shop during farm share pick up days until first frost.

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