it's the weekend! i'm back in the city, and hhh is selling records at the bk flea today. i have to do some work first, but then i'm planning to meet up with him (and to get some tasty snacks at smorgasborg). i think it'll be a good weekend.
last weekend was pretty good too. we did some exploring and one of the places we checked out was just down the street from our campus apartment. vassar has a farm and ecological preserve! as you can see from the exclamation mark, i'm very excited about this. there are several trails on varying terrains, community plots with all kinds of vegetables and flowers, and a farm staffed by the the poughkeepsie farm project. the place was pretty deserted last sunday, but it made for some nice wandering around.
vassar also conducts scientific research on the farm and preserve. we came across the collins field station about halfway through our loop, and it looks like that is where the field research activities are based. hhh thought it was someone's house.
in total, it's 527 acres of earthy goodness.
we started at the farm, and came back to it at the end. some of the sections were divided into smaller plots (for individuals to farm?). there was also a meditation garden (though locked), and a larger plot currently offering csa members raspberries via the honor system. we were tempted.
these are the buildings back at the entrance. looks like the office of the poughkeepsie farm project.
what are your plans this weekend?