Author Archives: Alexander Freedman

And then there were herbs!

What started a month ago as mere seedlings in the Barnum Hall Greenhouse, now exist in front of Tisch Library as herbs!   Thanks to the kind offer of Tufts Facilities and an agreement with Dining Services, Tom Thumb’s Student … Continue reading

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A Poem

In celebration of our upcoming planting on Sunday, some eloquent words by New England local, Robert Frost: PUTTING IN THE SEED You come to fetch me from my work to-night When supper’s on the table, and we’ll see If I … Continue reading

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“Of compost shall the Muse descend to sing”

To a gardener, compost is the stuff of dreams, but to those unfamiliar this pile of dirt holds many mysteries. In this post, I will try to break down compost (heh, get it?) into the basics. **** What is compost?  … Continue reading

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Collards to Keep the Cold Away

Last night was the first snow of the year, and as the residual flakes melt away in the cool autumn sun today, I needed something hearty and warm to comfort my soul in mourning of summer’s end. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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Garden Winterization (Part 1): Hoop House

Going into the garden’s first winter, we decided to investigate different methods of winterizing the garden, and, in this case, prolonging the growing season. One common technique is a structure called a hoop house. With an appearance similar to the … Continue reading

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