One of the Friends’ strategic goals is to “grow the growing season,” and in New England that means greenhouses aka hoophouses. In February 2019, Mother Nature decided to challenge that goal with 70 mph winds, which took down what was then our beloved Greenhouse #6 (GH6), home to our best chemical-free spinach.
On a lovely—if too dry—August morning, members of the Friends of Holcomb Farm gathered in the fields east of Simsbury Road, overlooking the farmland, to celebrate the successes of the past year and share plans for the future.
Joe O’Grady joined the Friends of Holcomb Farm as its Farm Manager in 2014. Together with his partner Emma and their two children Juniper and Willow (who both were born right in the old farmhouse, as we suspect were Tudor and Laura Holcomb, more than a century prior), they have quickly emerged as important, active members of the Granby community.
I want to thank people throughout the Granby community who have reached out to me and others, and attended public hearings, to share questions about the three projects being presented for voter approval on June 4.