Scenes From the Cabrillo College Plant Sale

As many of you know, I am going to farm school. Alright, it’s not really farm school, it’s just Doug O’Brien’s Organic Food Production Class, at Cabrillo College. Every year, on Mother’s day weekend, the horticulture department at Cabrillo holds a plant sale. It’s huge. All students in the horticulture program (and even just those of us who are taking a single class) are enlisted into indentured servitude. The family came and visited me while I was working and Moo took the following photos (These photos have not been Photoshopped):

The Boy mans the plant wagon

Hydroponically grown tomatoes

Moo, lost in the hydroponic jungle

More hydro veggies

Hot house cacti

As you might notice, here are a lot of photos in the greenhouse and specifically, in the hydroponics area. The children were making good use of their time while Dave, the knowledge seeking, question hound that he is, was annoying the poor student working in that area, with questions, until he finally called over the head of the program. The end result of the most likely baffling conversation is: hydroponics isn’t about creating stuff that tastes good. It’s about creating  uniformly perfect vegetable that consumers want to buy because it looks good. Moral of the story? Don’t buy with your eyes, even though that’s what you are programmed to do. But do enjoy the kids photos with your eyes, they don’t taste good.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Pam on May 27, 2011 at 19:32

    Ohhh, I LOVE The one of that sweet brown eye peeking out from the tomatoes!

    Reply

  2. Posted by Moo on May 28, 2011 at 07:59

    Thats me! 🙂

    Reply

  3. Posted by husband on May 30, 2011 at 07:41

    There is a story in a story here. Maybe more than one. The kids think your some kinda Rock Star! And the owner of that wagon The Boy “found” is probably still looking for it, but how he found it was so damn priceless.

    Reply

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your
    efforts and I will be waiting for your next write ups thank you once
    again.

    Reply

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