|Jim Mast's greenhouse in Clarkdale|
Photo by Loni Shapiro
After that lecture we headed out to Clarkdale on Saturday morning. We had a beautiful day (about 70) after the snowstorm in Flagstaff (3-4 inches). The greenhouse was full of cool season vegetable planted last fall (broccoli, kale, brussel sprouts, cabbage, etc.),recently planted lettuce bowls, some exotic hanging plants, herbs, and a working experiment Jim is doing for Great Big Plants.
|Greenhouse Mizuna and Purple cabbage|
Photos by Jim Mast
Jim also showed us his outside raised bed with onions, garlic, spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, and some herbs. He recently interplanted some corn between onion rows.
If that wasn't enough, we also got to tour his tree orchard across the street which include fruits and nuts; cherry, peach, pear, apples, almonds, and hazelnuts. Jim had tagged all the trees for us and many already had fruit. Once through the orchard we walked on to a tributary of the Verde River with many willows.
|Almond Tree and Verde River tributary below orchard|
Photos by Loni Shapiro