26. Wild Blueberries

Last week Grace’s generous friend Amber took the whole Spiral group to her favorite spot for wild blueberry picking. I have never seen so many wild blueberries in one place. We finger-combed clusters… Continue reading

25. Bread Baking Workshop

Making my own bread is something I have always been too daunted to try. This is in part because so often homemade bread tastes like a completely different substance from bakery bread, crumbly… Continue reading

24. Friday Feast

In honor of completing our design projects today, six student and staff cooks teamed up on a celebratory feast.

23. Snapshots from Spiral

After a jam-packed week of classes, field trips, work projects, and hours spent designing our final projects for the course,┬áSpiral is winding down this weekend. Today each of 6 groups presented our master… Continue reading

22. Other Uses for the Garden

This week we had the opportunity to explore additional uses for the garden. First, we walked to Grace’s herbalist, Jade, for a lesson on medicinal herbalism. We heard a brief history of American… Continue reading

21. Recipe – Toasted Kale Pesto

In order to feed the 23 of us living here at Dig In Farm, we order vegetables in bulk from Red Fire Farm in Granby, Massachusetts. This week we received enough kale to… Continue reading

20. Staff Fieldtrip: Strawberry Picking

After a week of preparation for the weekend arrival of Spiral’s participants, the staff took a strawberry picking field trip to Atlas farm, an 85-acre organic vegetable farm. With boxes in hand, we… Continue reading

19. Preparation

We have been busy readying ourselves for Spiral this week in a number of ways: test driving meal preparation, building outdoor showers, planting squash and sunflowers in the front garden, and assembling this… Continue reading

18. Welcome to Dig in Farm

Welcome to Dig In Farm in Shutesbury, Massachusetts. This land is where I will spend the next 5 weeks in community with the 3 co-directors and instructors (Grace, Jacob, and Juna), 3 fellow… Continue reading

17. Markets

On June 8 I packed my suitcase, now at least 10 kilos heavier with cheese and second-hand books, and left rural Devon for London, where my grandparents live. Saying goodbye to Rob and… Continue reading