Packing it all upDecember 11, 2008 at 3:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
Posted by: Megan (Fall ’06, current greenhouse manager) and Jeff (pickler)
The fall session of Adamah has come to an end. The last week of the program was spent finishing up various projects (blueberry beds on Kaplan Family Farm, building a shelter for the tractor at the sadeh, and soap making with biodiesel by product), boiling down the last of the summer’s cherry bomb peppers to become “da bomb jelly” (coming soon to the Hazon food conference), rescuing our neighbors’ rejected foliage from the transfer station to serve as mulch, and debating over and finally ordering this year’s “preserve this” Adamah t shirt (also making an appearance at the food conference).
The week culminated in “Isn’t Zee A Bella” a coffee house and open mic night hosted by the Adamah fellows. The talent was spectacular- as was the cake made for the departing niks by everyone’s favorite maintenance man Jeff. One highlight of the evening (there are so many to choose from!) was DJs Pourincrete and Mirah on the Wall’s performance of “I Like Big Bucks and I cannot lie” which really brought the house down (video soon to be posted here!).
The adamaniks left on Sunday (and Monday, and two may still be here ) and the staff has spent the week closing down the program. On Monday, arguably the coldest day of the year to date, tents were taken down and hung to dry in the greenhouse. Orphaned bikes were rounded up by Anna and Miriam and taken to their rightful home (the bike shed!) to be put to sleep for the winter. Beit Adamah is sparkling (fine, as close to sparkling as it has ever been) after two and half days of serious house cleaning.
Our work is not over however, even as the fall program ends and winter is rapidly approaching. We are getting geared up (literally) for the food conference- look for us and other Adamah alumni wearing preserve this t shirts and garlic cloves around their necks (to ward off all of those big, agribusiness vampires).