Working with Nature
Growing food, especially organic food, is all about working with the ebbs-and-flows of nature. There is no other industry on earth whose day to day operations, and ultimately its success is so tightly entwinned with climate and weather.
This is one of the crazy things about the expectation that has been placed on farmers to produce consistent yields in an increasingly volatile climate. Its why we at Green Connect promote eating with the seasons, as a way for our customers diets to truly mirror what is appropriate for our environment.
Wading through knee high pasture and dodging the puddle this week, it’s hard to overstate the contrast in conditions to this time last year, when we were water restrictions due to drought, and we were watching our soils crack in front of our eyes.
But our team is incredibly adaptive, and this year we are making the most of the wet and humid conditions. The combination of heat and rain means one thing: growth. Our job is to make sure that in this time of great growth, it’s the things we want to grow (veggies, herbs, and trees) that win the battle of growth against the weeds!
Looking at how the hundreds of fruit bearing and habitat creating trees are putting on growth, and the colours of the leafy greens that are just lapping up the rain, we’re feeling pretty good about what’s in store for us in the new year at Green Connect Farm.
Green Connect Farm Manager
In your box:
What’s that in my box: Silverbeet is one of the most nutrient-dense vegetables out there. To ensure your silverbeet stays fresher for longer, try wrapping a damp paper towel around the stems and cover the leaves inside a plastic bag. For more information on how to store & cook any of our vegetables, visit: https://draxe.com/ and type in the veggie you’re looking for.