Aug. 17, 2007
For the past 3 years I have been involved, at least to some degree, with Cosmic Apple Garden in Victor, Idaho. Cosmic Apple Gardens (cosmicapple.com), is a certified organic farm specializing in vegetables, spring mix, fresh eggs, beef, and pork products. They incorporate biodynamic farming techniques on over 9 acres of garden vegetables.
From the beginning of May through the end of October, Cosmic Apple offers a workshare program where one can work from 7am to noon doing whatever is needed around the farm in return for a share of the produce. This year I work one morning every other week. Duties include weeding, harvesting, working with all stages of compost, maintaining greenhouses, washing vegetables etc. At the end of every morning shift, we are fed a homemade, all organic lunch – definitely a highlight of the day!
Cosmic Apple Gardens goes beyond organic by utilizing the principles of biodynamic agriculture. Developed in 1924 by an Austrian scientist and philosophe...