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Farmers & Foragers - Fall 2013

Posted by Marty Castriotta on Monday, November 18, 2013, In : Farmers and Foragers 

Picking apples, pressing cider, herding turkeys, making greenhouse beds and planting seeds. These are just some of the activities that Farmers & Foragers have participated in so far this fall. This week we held circle around a campfire, drinking cider and eating other local treats (apples, carrots, cheddar cheese and popcorn). At our circles we share stories, songs and farm experiences. We also discuss what we are getting into that day and why.

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Marty Castriotta Marty grew his first potato when he was 12 year old on a worn out piece of ground behind his parents’ house. He’s been attracted to the idea of growing food ever since. He started growing seriously in 2001 with his wife Ellen’s guidance and has worked on several organic farms prior to moving to Orchard Hill. His passion is in integrating all aspects of the farm; the gardens, animals, buildings, water systems and so on. Marty has been raising heritage farm animals since 2003, and started training his young oxen Boss and Chez to do some of the farm work in the winter of 2012. Marty graduated from Antioch University New England with an MS in Environmental Studies and currently teaches Farmers & Foragers and summer camps at The Orchard School, as well as Permaculture Design Courses at Orchard Hill.