Greetings from the Pomona College Farm!
Another semester has come and gone, and we are in the full swing of summer at the Farm. We have been harvesting summer squash for several weeks now, along with green beans, apples, basil, and chard! We are also looking forward to tomato season and the figs and peppers to come.
This spring was bustling with activity around the Farm. The Environmental Analysis class “Food, Land, and the Environment” had lab down at the Farm every week, and we hosted several Friday night potlucks throughout the semester. Farm Club also threw our annual spring Farm Fest in April. There were student performances, flower crown making, food, games and tie dye. It is always great to see so many new faces and spend the afternoon enjoying the space together! Thank you to everyone who was part of the Farm this spring.
This summer we have a smaller group at the Farm with most of the students being gone, but we still have a dedicated group of students working as part of our farm crew throughout the hot summer months. The summer is when the we get our largest harvest, and most of our produce is going towards our summer produce box program for faculty and staff of the college. The Sagehen Café on campus also continues to feature produce from the Farm every Friday as part of their lunch special.
I am excited to announce that Peter Staub will be our next Farm Manager starting July 1st! Peter just graduated from Pomona as a Linguistics major, and he has been working at the Farm for the last four years. It will be bittersweet to leave the Farm, but I know I leave it in good hands and am so excited to see what Peter does over the next year.
If you are in the area over the summer, feel free to come take a walk through the Farm and see what we have growing. We will also continue to hold open volunteer hours every Saturday morning from 10-12!
All the best,