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Kelsey & Aisha

Queer farmers growing vegetables, medicinal herbs, and more in Southern Oregon.🌲 As the garden grows, so too does the gardener 🌿 #queerswhofarm

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😱 Where did summer go? Where has our garden gone? Farmers market came and went; October flew by overnight and November is looking to do the same. 🍂The truth is, we have been a bit disconnected. As a family, all of our time is eaten up by helping friends and family with their agricultural activities and our little garden goes to the wayside - for a minute. 🌱 But! The favor has been returned. Nana cleared our bean beds and trellis; collected the dry seeds like jewels of old. Ray and Fred laid mulch for our paths in the West garden. 😴 There is still much to be done. It's time to apply some compost, plant (late) garlic, sow cover crop, and mulch with leaves. She is tired, but not quite tucked in.

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We've spent weeks gathering materials to amend the gardens; wood chips, manure, leaves soon, and MUSHROOMS! Yesterday we picked up 40 or so of these spent mushroom blocks from a local grower. . . The hope is that they colonize parts of the soil and bring new life, and maybe some mushrooms! We are constantly working to improve soil health and provide ourselves with additional sources of home-grown food. . . Featured here are pink oysters. . . . . . . #gardeningwithmushrooms #fungi #pinkoystermushrooms #mycology #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat #growingfood #instagardeners #ediblegarden #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegarden #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #gardenlife #greenthumb

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🍃A happy little squash curly.🍃 The wind is chilly and mornings are becoming extra dewy. I can't believe it's already September 20th. The harvest moon and first day of autumn fall on the 22nd. We will be having our annual harvest party this Saturday. It's a little way to celebrate with friends and family everything that has/will come off the field this year. It's a good time to offer up gratitude to the Earth and all she allows us to do. We are always so blessed. #aishaatgg #harvest2018 #autumn #fall . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat #growingfood #instagardeners #ediblegarden #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegarden #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #gardenlife #greenthumb

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Ahhh loofahs! Somehow I managed to get my loofah gourds going despite their initial challenges. I listened to a presentation about growing and harvesting them at the Mother Earth News Fair and they really appreciated what I learned 👍 I can't wait to give little loofah sponges for the holidays! . One of the biggest things I want to work on next season is trellising! Among other things, I caged the tomatos way too late and I think a proper trellis system will really change the game. Just wait for next year's epic loofah wall. . #homegardening #smallfarm #microfarm #marketgarden #loofah #loofahgourd #growinggourds #asthegardengrows #perseverance #organicgardening

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😅 Jeez beans ya'll! Our pole beans are soooooo abundant it's kinda hard to believe. These beans were grown in the same spot as out spring peas that did not do so hot. We harvested several pounds today and are going to do some canning and freezing tomorrow! Watch our story for updates! #beans #greenbeans #polebeans #jeezbeans . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat #growingfood #instagardeners #ediblegarden #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegarden #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #gardenlife #greenthumb

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🍂🍃If you have been listening, the seasons have been whispering of change. We are always doing our best to hear the transition and prepare for the next step while also being present in what's going on right now. 🍁As we come back to the same season in which this garden was started last year we are planning our expansion and growth. Our first step is to mulch and define our pathways with a thick layer of wood chips/green mulch. 👩‍🌾 We found a local fellow who sells firewood and mulch and just got 10 yards of his chipped mulch. We will weed-eat the paths, letting everything fall and decompose into the soil. Then we will load it up with chips! Follow our progress over the next month as we build this awesome garden up! . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat #growingfood #instagardeners #ediblegarden #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegarden #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #gardenlife #greenthumb

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🍋🍋This spring I volunteered for our county master gardeners plant sale and scored this little #myerlemon for five bucks. It's still in the little 4 inch pot but it's really healthy and has a single lemon! We will repot it in a few weeks and bring it inside for the cooler weather. . . . . . . . . . . #queerfarmers #womenwhofarm #queerswhofarm #enbieswhofarm #queerdirt #countryqueers #growwhatyoueat #growingfood #instagardeners #ediblegarden #garden #gardening #growyourownfood #homegrown #homegarden #vegetablegarden #veggiegarden #organicgardening #gardenlife #greenthumb

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🌱More weed talk; beans before + after. We mulched with rice straw when we were done. #weeds #permaculture #notill #beans

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Beans, beans, the magical fruit 🌱 We have sadly had to spend as little time in the garden as possible this last month, thanks to the thick wildfire smoke. It's pretty bad this year. But it's so awesome to see all the growing a garden can do on its own, especially in the heat. These babies were on the struggle bus not too long ago. Nature is magic! #asthegardengrows #growsonitsown #growyourown #marketgarden #southernoregonsummer #polebeans #smallfarm #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

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Awww tomatillos 😍 It's our first time ever dealing with these cuties. Can't wait to harvest them! #gardenfun #tomatillos #marketgarden #farmersmarket #centralpointmarket #asthegardengrows #patientlywaiting #harvesttime #queerswhofarm #queerfarmers

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🐶 We got to puppysit our friend's puppy today! Her name is Lola. She's a 4 month old Boston Terrier/French Bulldog. She likes meeting new friends, chasing chickens, and eating blackerry brambles. 😍🍇 SPEAKING OF BLACKBERRIES! We will have limited quantities of wild blackberries available at tomorrow's market in Central Point! #blackberries #wildblackberries #frenchbulldog #bostonterrier #puppy #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill

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We did it! I harvested our first squash today and we got to see this beauty come off the plant. Nature is so rad. #twinning #southernoregon #centralpoint #queerswhofarm #womenwhofarm #organicfarming #marketgardening #permaculture #notill #summersquash

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