Every day on the farm is a good one, but today was extra special as we spent time with Jeremy and John from CNN who took footage of our great gardening project. First, microphones were required. See John Cochran, Farm Operations Director, and his wife Sidra being outfitted above.
Then it was time to go pick up the kindergarten class from the playground for their visit to the farm. “Am I going to be on TV?” heard several dozen times by Jeremy with the camera from some very interested five year olds.
Hmmm. Maybe after you line up, and show our visitors how we do things at Walker Jones.
After the customary run around the garden to the shaded area…
… and a weed stomp to get rid of our invasive enemies and show our visitors that we know to walk on the paths when in the garden, it was time for the real fun. Picking!
Principal Martin had a chance to share her hopes and dreams for our urban farm project.
Jeff Mills, the director for food service for DCPS, stopped by to show his support of the farm, and hint at what is to come for the DCPS Garden Pilot Program.
Brian MacNair, chief development officer for DC Central Kitchen, a regular on the farm, was on hand to help our young veggie eaters.
And then finally John and Sidra took a moment to sit down and tell the story of their relationship to the farm.
But not for long because first grade was on their way!
Our first graders found the camera interesting …
… but the zucchini muffins and zucchini to take home even better.
A long but satisfying day! Thanks so much to our new photographer friends from CNN who were so wonderful to work with. It was a joy to share a piece of our great community with them.