Infinity Farm and its sister farm nearby, Drangonfly Farm, are two of a growing number of small farms whose mission is to aquaint people with the pleasures of growing and eating fresh organic food and changing the way our children eat.
We met Armando at the farmers market and he invited us to visit his farm, where he’s worked for the past 3 years to become a sustainable producer for local restaurants and residents. Several times during my visit I was asked if I was a “wwoofer.” WWOOF stands for World-Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. WWOOFers exchange a half day of work on participating farms in exchange for food, and accommodation, and in return learn practical farming skills and gain experience. Infinity Farm often hosts woofers, and I got a taste that day of what it is like to be one.
Armando designed these bee hives using old milk tubs.
The greenhouse had loads of tomatoes workng hard on ripening. There was also a small orchard with plum, peach, apple and pear trees.
Two other volunteers, John and Betty, worked with Armando and I on Tuesday. We picked and weeded the tomatillo patch, where many have re-seeded themselves and gone wild.
Then we moved up to the “willow patch” where weeds had overtaken the onion patch. Some onions were ready to harvest.
I love this fence, handmade from willow branches.
Here is a link to a wwoofer’s blog, Fieldwork 2010