What’s new at Rocker 7 Farm Patch?
After a long winter’s hibernation following our inaugural fall season at Rocker 7 Farm Patch, we are so happy to be “back in the saddle” with some new things in store for this spring.
So, what’s springing up on the farm?
Well, first…our wheat! Arizona wheat gets planted in December, so we spent some time over at the farm patch, in rotation with our “big farm” getting wheat seed in the ground. Last year’s crop turned out well, so we’re hoping for more success this year.
Right now, we’re just seeing green sprouts shooting up, but we’re already looking forward to ready-to-harvest grain heads this June.
Second, and even more exciting, we’re gearing up for our Spring School Tour offerings. This year, for our very first spring tours, students will again have a lesson prepared by a certified Arizona educator, focused on the full “farm to fork” cycle of agricultural crops.
Students will have the opportunity to learn a bit about our Durum wheat commodity crop, and then get to become farmers themselves by helping us plant a crop in the farm field, and planting their own seed to take home. We have lots of ideas on other aspects to incorporate into the tour to ensure each student has an engaging, interactive day on the farm.
We’re looking forward to a great year and hope your school group is ready to come out for some fun on the farm!