Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Hamilton Crop Circle is a network of urban farms and community members, who rotate their labor according to which community member's farm is in need of tending. The group has also begun to have regular potluck/meetings, a Tuesday farmer's market, and a "point" based currency system that allows for the trade of labor for fresh produce after the season's crops have been harvested. Most of the members of Hamilton Crop Circle are self and community taught farmers, including Pat and Adam:

Some facts about the space:
-The soil is comprised mostly of heavy clay lome 
-Lead has been an issue due to the heavy traffic in the area when leaded fuel was unregulated, the lead emissions cling to objects like houses and run-off into the ground water with rainfall.
-Raised beds have proved to be a good solution for this problem.


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