We planted onions on Saturday at Wendy Akin's farm in Terrell. She offered us a few rows to plant donation crops, so we brought some volunteers and headed out there. Her soil is a sandy loam that will grow just about anything, and we just had to poke our finger in the soil, insert the onion and then push some soil back over the ball to cover it. Simple.
When these onions mature, we'll harvest them and they'll be donated through our networks to families that need them, so when you look at this picture, don't see a planted field. See a dinner table.
Thank you to Wendy Akin, Sonja Gold and her wonderful boys, and Josh and Ashley from Spring Fed Farms CSA for helping us plant it forward.