The basics of bee keeping - Nicole informs the fellows.
Chelsea assists Laurie in lighting the smoker. Smoke helps keep bees subdued.
Allegheny Fellows get suited up!Bees can get a bit feisty in the rain, so we waited our time out in the hoop house. Top: Fellows and Nicole (local bee keeper) Bottom: Jenna and Lisa show off the latest fashions
A look inside one of the bee boxes. This hive is happy and healthy!
Jenna and Kayla inspect some perennial shrubs. (Right) Dave’s high tunnel allowshim to have produce in three- seasons. (Below)
Dave shares the mission of Radical Roots: Radical Roots Farm catalyzes positive changeby growing high quality, ecologically grown vegetables, educating about permaculture & sustainable agriculture and living this vision.
Project I:Retaining WallPurpose: To hold back soil ona slope from eroding and also creating a flat surface for planting that is easily accessible from the Beta House.
Project II: Stone Walkway Purpose: A stone walkwaycan handle more traffic with less erosion than a dirt walkway. Since the area in front of thehoop house entrance receives high traffic, placing stone in this area preserves the walkway for years to come.
Foraging for Mushrooms with SkipFellows received workshops both in cultivating mushrooms as well as foraging. The microclimatessurrounding AMS and in thevalley make an ideal foraging location for the diversity of mushrooms that are able to thrive here.
Fermenting Fun!Dawn leads the fellows in fermentation basics up in the lodge.
Sauerkraut andLacto-fermented pickles! Top: fellows go on a cabbage chopping spree!Right: Cabell happily displays chopped greens and beets to accompany the cabbage for the kraut.