Cabin Fever

If you’re sick and tired of the pandemic era and going a little stir-crazy, break through the winter blues by joining your neighbors to take action on invasive plants.

Advice for home gardeners from Farmer Joe

Welcome to 2021. Things may seem very quiet at Holcomb Farm this time of year, but in fact the Friends of Holcomb Farm are busy welcoming almost 100 new members through our year-end fundraising appeals and building an army of Tree Trail Stewards to assure that the investments we are making in the fields and forests are accessible to the whole community.

Granby Strikes Back!

Under clear blue skies on Nov. 7, nine intrepid Granby volunteers bravely strode into the prickers and vines at Holcomb Farm. Armed with loppers, shovels, pruners, saws and grim good humor, they hacked through multiple layers of robust invasives accustomed to frolicking freely and smothering native trees and shrubs.

Friends of Holcomb Farm

Friends of Holcomb Farm volunteers have been busy all year expanding the Holcomb Tree Trail and enhancing the miles of trails throughout our woodlands; and the community has noticed.

Unexpected foliage find

Victoria and Yelena Kiriyan found this giant puffball mushroom in the beautiful fall foliage. It’s edible and a great addition to pizza.

Taco Slaw Skillet

I adapted this month’s recipe from one I found on—it’s super easy and a one-pan wonder, my favorite thing. It is also fantastic as a leftover as the cabbage stays crunchy, as long as you don’t overcook it.

Expert Advice, Day of Action: Saturday Nov. 7, 9 a.m. to noon

This month the NOT WANTED campaign is sponsoring the first in a series of events to remove invasive plants from a visible public site in town. It will be a safe and family-friendly event with tools and expertise provided.