Apparently it is not kosher to plant hemp for the purpose of making paper. We were to harvest this in the afternoon, but the very same morning the authorities chopped the crop down and hauled it away. Sandy has been planting the top bed at the MOP with annuals for a paper making project, including flax, wheat, and hemp, but we were too late to save the hemp.
Sharon Kallis worked with the EYA interns to make these fabulous woven nests out of grasses, morning glory and blackberry vines.
There are now two busy hives in the garden and the bees are loving the mint! Be sure to save the afternoon of Sunday, August 22 for our GREEN tea party where there will be all sorts of green food and mint tea.