We’re getting a new greenhouse (our positive spin on “going to have to get”)! Due to the heavy December snow, our greenhouse collapsed. It’s weathered equally heavy snows, which is why we weren’t concerned mid-snow — but somehow this one was the final blow. We are in the process of rebuilding a new greenhouse as soon as possible, but for now we are thankful for neighboring farms (including Elysian Fields Farm!) supporting us by sharing their green house spaces.
For those concerned, the greenhouse is covered by insurance, so we hope to get a new one up and running soon. But again, in the meantime, we deeply feel the importance of this other form of “insurance” — community support, especially from fellow farmers. Thanks to them, we’re starting several thousand new seeds today!
In other news
We are this year’s recipient of the Longleaf Collective Grant. The grant funds will support a new partnership with our neighboring Sankofa Farms, as founder Kamal Bell (teaching a honey extraction workshop with Anathoth in this photo) will lead the Sankofa Farms Durham-based youth farmers in working daily alongside Anathoth’s Open Hands rural Orange County high school crew. We are thrilled for the potential for friendships, stronger rural-urban bridge-building — and for student leaders to farm and distribute healthy food in their community – while growing as advocates for health and racial equity.