Spring Transitions

Spring is all about transitions in the garden, taking advantage of the blank slate left by winter and filling the garden and greenhouse with new life.

The winter months brought some significant changes in the greenhouse – new soil along with new management of the greenhouse and gardens. Now that the warmer months have arrived, the greenhouse is bursting with vigorous plants and the outdoor gardens are being filled with fresh seeds.

In between our projects of planting potatoes, building outdoor garden beds, and keeping our seedlings happy, we spent a rainy Tuesday morning showing the flowers and fruits of the greenhouse to some local moms and kiddos.

It is just as important to us to provide a fun and engaging environment to learn about food as it is for us to provide food to the community through our CSA programs and engagement in the local farmer’s market. Having kids and families in the garden to help plant, harvest, or just to see how a cucumber looks growing on the vine, is an investment in the future health and happiness of our community.

Since when has learning tasted so good?

About the Author

Whitney Will is the Greenhouse and Garden Manager at TCI Lane Ranch. She grew up in vegetable garden from California to the Roaring Fork Valley and is delighted to be transplanted back to one. She loves cooking, biking to work, and old books.