Spring is a busy time over here on the West Side! Our middle schoolers at Humboldt and OWL are seeding in the greenhouse, transplanting, and sprucing things up with spray paint. We continue to cook each Wednesday — our most recent class was a Chopped competition with four competing teams! The winning team prepared breaded and fried sweet pepper spears, a mustard green pesto, a cheese sauce, and homemade tortilla chips.

This Saturday, our first work group of the season came out to Robert St farm to help us flip beds, spread compost, and build a trellis for peas and sweet potatoes. We used the entire pile of compost across 10 beds. Time for another compost delivery. Thank you Conservation Corps for your hard work and awesome ninja-playing skills!