The other day at a Hawthorne LEAD meeting, we totaled up the amount of food we grew at our St. Olaf and Nellie Stone Johnson gardens this season and it was 5,034.01 pounds!! We had some fun imagining and then Googling what 5,000 pounds of something looks like.
We found that, 5,000 pounds weighs about the same as:
- An adult male Rhinoceros
- 2 Honda Civic automobiles
- Half of a Blue Whale’s tongue
- 2.5 adult Holstein cows
- 70,000,000,000 Poppy Seeds
More importantly, 5,000 pounds of food to us at Hawthorne means:
It’s been a great fall full of cooking classes, harvesting and fun! Thanks Hawthorne for welcoming me so graciously into the crew.