Monday, June 27, 2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

      Today we accomplished two major tasks: Harvesting an entire row of Holy Basil and installing the irrigation. Karen, Carly and Tamara snipped back the Holy Basil and ended up with two tables covered in the the lovely scented leaves. Holy Basil (Ocimum sanctum) is used as a tea and is said to reduce anxiety and increase clarity of thought. We agreed that just smelling the plant did those things and we look forward to trying the tea after it has dried. Willie, Jacob, Edward and Megan worked on installing the irrigation, which is a tedious task that saves a lot of time watering later on. They learned about how it all fit together and by the 5th row they had become like a well-oiled machine, each person doing a task that, together, got the job done. On Monday we will finish up and then test the system. Colin has been working tirelessly on getting this blog up and running and I appreciate his patience with my techo-ineptitude. -Celia

Looking Back:

"Irrigation is irritation!" -the irrigation team

"Holy Basil makes a heavenly scent" - Colin

"God bless the Holy Basil" - Karen

"Food for the heart and stomach" - Tamara

"A Holy Basil leaf a day keeps the stress away" - Carly

Karen and Tamara with the Holy Basil

Tamara and Carly harvesting the Holy Basil
(notice the newly installed irrigation!)

Installing the irrigation - almost done!

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