On Friday Howdy Farm got quite a face lift. We had over 60 volunteers come out throughout the day who did some serious beautifying. 50 Aggies from a men’s volunteering group weeded almost all of the beds, put down fresh compost, and spread layers of mulch around the entry ways. Every year we lay down new layers of compost to slowly build up richness in the soil to make up for its depleted and alkaline state.
That Friday, volunteers from many organizations, majors, and backgrounds came together to spend time outdoors and do some gardening. I continue to fall more in love with Howdy Farm as it not only sets a great example of sustainability to the community, but it also provides us with a place to develop new relationships and share enriching experiences. I swelled with pride and happiness as I looked around the farm at the end of the day to see the fresh beds, rows of seedlings, and laughing students.