Julie Maerz strightens a bok choy plant after weeding around it in Beth Gibon's greenhouse.
Julie Maerz and Time Travers pull weeds in Beth Gibbon's greenhouse. Hand weeding is an important part of most organic farming.
Tim Travers hand-weeds lettace in Beth Gibbon's greenhouse. Hand weeding is an importnat part of organic farming.
Organiclly grown swiss chard almost ready for harvest in Beth Gibbon's greenhouse.
Beth Gibbons farms organically becuase it is very hands-on, provides good care of soil and the environment, and provides flavorful produce for her caterinfg service.
Beth Gibbons greenhouse soil is nourished by a cover crop of vetch, peas, and oats during the winter. Julie Maerz and Tim Travers care for a new crop of lettace in the background.
Radishes are an early spring greenhouse crop in Beth Gibbon's greenhouse.
Beth Gibbons and fresh radishes. Root crops--especially carrots- are among her favorite things to grow.
Young greens are ready for planting.
Organic quinoa is a new crop on Patrick Theil's Prairie Creek farm.
Swiss Chard flourishes in Beth Gibbon's greenhouse.
Beets afre among the root crops that Partick Theil specializes in.
Beet harvest at Prarie Creek Farms is a very non-mechanized operation.
Patrick Theil plowing
Patrick Theil plows before planting his spring potato crop
Prairie Creek Farms' rich soil is part of the Wallowa Lake moraines.
Sara Theil cuts seed potatoes for planting.
Sara Theil transfers freshly cut seed potatoes into sacks so they can be ready for planting.
Ted Golder fertilizes each individual seedling of the organic the quinoa crop at Prairie Creek farms wiuth a kelp solution.
Patrick and daughter Omega deliver fresh greens to Higgins Restraunt in Portland.
Patrick Theil and daughter Omega deliver fresh greens to Higgins Restraunt in Portland.