The constant swish-swish of skis
My dog, trotting barefoot
Word spreads quickly
Hidden in the vines
of marshmallow snow
on a branch,
await the trigger of my hat
to melt their way down my back.
Deep in the tomato jungle
Fruits of yellow, purple and red
Tell of their readiness
To go to market.
Snowflakes hurry through my flashlight beam,
As my boots knead new snow with spring mud,
On my nightly Hajj to keep the boil alive,
For as long as possible until the dawn,
To match the power of the flowing sap,
With my meager evaporator and will.
The prize at the finish line are jars of syrup
Classes and Workshops
One of the things we do in the Winter is to offer our services to conduct classes and workshops on various aspects of gardening. Below are the handouts of the outlines and notes that were used to teach these classes. These notes were for classes sponsored by the Dover-Dexter Area Towns in Transition, Waldo County Cooperative Extension, and the Newport Cultural Center.
If your group would like to sponsor a similar class, or would like to suggest another subject for a class about growing food, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We're available to teach a class from December to March each year.