Artichoke flower our pride and joy!

In a previous post we wrote about our overwintered artichokes and successful harvests.  We left a large choke to flower and Jean English, editor of the MOFGA newspaper, took a picture with her expensive camera.  Check it out.

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Common Ground Fair a success for the Ecology Academy

We spent the day at the fair on Friday (Sept. 21) and by all accounts the kids had a blast.  The day before the fair I took a group to enter our 80 vegetables and flowers in the exhibition hall.  Despite some tough judging we received 30 blue ribbons, 30 red ribbons and 20 yellow ribbons.  The picture below is the 8th graders displaying their ribbons.