Brigham Hill Farm particapates in a project called the Community Harvest Project. They grow over 19 vegetables and send them to the Worcester Food Bank. When we reached the farm, we entered the barn and they showed us a CHP introduction about what people do there and what we were going to do. They then showed us a short video about the connection between Brigham Hill and the Worcester Food Bank. The video was called the "CHP Love Story", and it showed how they support people in the Worcester County who can't afford fresh food.
When we got outside a guy named Wayne guided us to a HUGE field where we
would be working. He then showed us how to plant summer squash. First, the
diggers take the digging handheld machine and plunge it into the soil to create
a hole for the plants. Then, the planters take some of the soil and drop it in
the bottom of the hole to level it out. They place the plant on top of the soil
and cover it with the rest of the soil until the place where the stem meets the
top of the hole. Finally, you have to push the dirt down, not into the plant,
into the shape of a bowl.
It was really hot, but we perservered and kept on going. It was about 80
degrees that day, hot and sticky. Planting was hard and dirty work! Many of the
kids in Ms. Kilpatrick's class got dirt on thier arms, legs, some even had mud
on thier faces! It was a fun time, and I think all of the kids in Ms.
Kilpatrick's class can agree to that!
By Ella & Tishya