Despite plenty of room for improvements, the hotbox worked fairly well. Kale, onions and leeks are almost ready for transplanting, bright beetroot cotyledons and feathery carrots are have emerged, and a few handfuls of pea shoots and radishes have already made it to our dinner table. All in all, a good learning process, and a project I look forward to tweaking and adapting in future contexts.
Schumacher College begins this growing season with significantly greater capacity, in terms of garden spaces and people power, for growing its own food, one simple but profoundly important way of walking the talk of sustainable livelihood. Thank you to all those who have participated in the life of the garden with your hardworking hands, inquisitive minds, and caring hearts. And to unsung heroes like the earthworms, perhaps the deepest gratitude of all.