Another MAG Workday at the Farm
Here are some pictures for our second MAG Workday at the Farm held on March 22, 2014. If you aren’t already aware, MAG stands for Midshipmen Action Group. It is a program we are passionate about. We had 21 Mids spend the entire morning helping to clear vines and trees from an area to expand the Sharing Garden for four additional plots and for a ‘High Tunnel’ Greenhouse (24’ X 30’) which will be constructed north of the existing Sharing Garden and just west of the Servant’s Quarters.
As you can see below, there was excellent work that took place on Goshen Farm. Thank you also to the assistance of our other partners, the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District.
The Mids had previously come to work on the Soil Health Education Pit. The excavated soil serves as a berm to direct surface water from entering the excavated pit. Several sections of Stockade Fence have been installed surrounding this area. (Thank you to Fence and Deck Connection for your contributions.) The earth berm was later seeded with five varieties of native plants. Then it was mulched with straw to assist in germination and to prevent soil erosion.
Thank you Mids + Partners
Thank you to the Naval Academy and the Anne Arundel Soil Conservation District for the end of the day treat! A good day of work, learning (discussions on Ground Penetrating Radar and Maryland Soils) were enjoyed by all, and much work was donated to the Goshen Farm.
Now, our new expanded Sharing Garden now has 62 Garden Plots and the Educational Soil Health Pit is ready for all to learn about Maryland soils.