Organic gardeners in the Eagle Heights Community gardens are purists: no pesticides and no engines. Instead diligent weeding and cutting the rye with the scythe. The area along the edge of the gardens that had been seeded with rye as a cover crop was mowed this week by relying human power. Anyone who has helped with a rye harvest knows how amazingly heavy rye is, especially when wet. The two workers in the field, Will Waller and Emma Schroeder, a PhD student with Bill Cronon, perform labors of love for the land.
I'm passionate about the Preserve. Gisela Kutzbach and contributors