In May, I was able to complete my associate's degree in Landscape Horticulture at Oakland Community College and am currently a member of the 2012 MSU Student Organic Farmer Training Program. The Lord has been so good to me, and I look forward to the opportunity to learn, and watch Him provide my needs.
For the 2012 season, my mom (Lori) is tending the garden and implementing some of the new organic methods that I've been learning while at Michigan State. This spring, we were able to get the plants for this year's garden started on one of my rare Saturdays at home. With the aid of much warmer than usual weather, the little hoophouse gave a great start to this year's plants.
Being in the SOFTP requires most of my time and energy this year, but it has been an amazing learning experience that I would not trade. I very much look forward to the day when I am able to provide reasonably priced, organically-grown, heirloom herbs and vegetables on a larger scale to my Oakland County neighbors.
I have truly missed working at Westview Orchards and Wojo's Greenhouse, but am again so thankful for them and the experience and training they provided, as well as the paychecks that help me toward one of my goals of staying debt free :0). They continue to be a great encouragement! And a special "Thank You" to the folks at Van Atta's Greenhouse for allowing me to work on a very, part time basis this spring, while in the program at MSU.
If there are enough veggies to sell this year, Mom will set up the tent for me and up date the blog. Hope to see you soon!
Psalm 67: 1-7
The Oxford Leader published an article about Noel in September, 2010. 2010 was also the first year that she had entered an exhibit in any fair, and it was so much fun. If you have the opportunity to exhibit at your local county fair, you should go for it!
|Photo by Andrew Moser.|