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Sunday, February 13, 2011

SAGEs in the blueberries

Yesterday we were grateful to host four students from GSU's Student Alliance for a Greener Earth (SAGE), who got up several hours earlier than usual - for college students, a feat - to come out to the farm and help us complete blueberry patch pruning before the weather warms and the buds potentially open this week. It's very important to prune the bushes while in dormancy, because the flowers are quite delicate and you will want to avoid touching them once open.

While clearing the bushes we prattled on about what they want to be when they grow up, food/farming issues, their efforts at the university, and how satisfying it was to perform a tangible task and see its progress (they brought this up, not me). Hopefully we'll see them again in June for the harvest.

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