Agriculture crewmembers plant spinach seeds in the paulownia garden. Huge leaves of the paulownia trees provide cool shade from the strong sunlight in summertime. In fall and winter, they shed the leaves, letting enough sunlight shine on the garden.
[Photo: Mirelle Packer & Text: aa]

The planted spinach will survive through the cold and the frost of winter, and will be harvested in springtime. Sarah Beth Kurzhals sprinkles natural fertilizer before covering the seeds with the soil (right).
[Photo: Mirelle Packer & Text: aa]

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