Spring at the Intervale Community Farm

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Burlington's Intervale is full of wonderful community farms.  I visited my friend and manager of the Intervale Community Farm, Andy Jones, to check on the season's growth so far.  I found Andy patching up one of the farm trucks with a riveter and we chatted about the warm weather and early season.  Then I photographed Becky Maden in one of the hoophouses where the seedlings are off to a great start.  Becky demonstrated how they are grafting seedling tomatoes onto roots with heartier stock - a very delicate operation.  They hope this will help avert a recurrence of the late blight which hit last summer and decimated the tomato harvest throughout Vermont.

Below is an infrared shot of a Stray Cat Flower Farm hoophouse awaiting the start of the season.