Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Slow Fooders Dig In!

Like other Slow Fooders across the nation participating in Dig In!, a contingent from Slow Food Tufts volunteered their beautiful Saturday morning on a local farm. Just a quick 40-minute drive from Boston, the farm in Dracut is part of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project, which supports the growth of small and emerging farmers in Massachusetts.

Tufts students helped begin "winterizing" the farm by taking down the electric fencing, posts, and water pipes that surrounded delicious-looking peppers, basil, mums, and Swiss chard. To help the farmers prepare to move plants into the greenhouse, they put together plastic tables (not the way you put together Ikea furniture, but by actually sawing plastic pipes into table legs and pounding them in with a hammer!). It was a gorgeous day to be in the country, and great for busy graduate students to use their hands for activities other than typing and writing!

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