The biggest and best changed that has occurred since I last wrote is that there have been two more sets of hands helping out at the farm!
Returning to the farm two weeks ago after a long weekend in Northern California, it was 115 degrees and a layer of ash dusted everything.
The largest fig tree on the West Side has been prolific in the August heat.
As a gender studies major, I’ve been interested in finding connections between my farm work and gender and sexuality.
A petition to change the name of Indian Hill Blvd, a large street that runs through Claremont, to Tongva Hill Blvd has been circulating over Claremont students Instagram’s this week.
A subsidy is a sum of money that the government grants to a business in order to keep the price of the commodity low.
This week I am taking a brief interlude in the ‘anti-colonial conversations about crops posts’ to dive a bit deeper into the concept of reparations and land redistribution in relation to farming.
Like many foods that we eat, the history of the banana is sinister and unfortunately, the contemporary production of the crop is harmful, too.
This week’s crop is sugarcane, a plant that is sporadically and sparsely sprinkled across the farm.
This week we continue our anti-colonial conversation about crops grown here at the farm with a discussion on watermelon. We are currently growing Sugar Baby Watermelons and are obsessed with watching them grow.