Arcosanti Organic Gardens are bustling with spring activities. The peach trees are in full pink bloom, making the orchard a splendid view from any point of the Arcosanti site.
Agriculture staff Katie Schroeder diligently clips another branch. Pruning has been the agenda for the garden crew these days, which is quite a project for a small team of farmers and an acre of orchard! The beautiful cuttings now brighten the Cafe and other spaces.
Agriculture Manager Lisa Willott irrigates a recently planted bed in the Paulownia Garden. Willott and crew are alternating the growing beds of garlic with new crops, including broccoli and celery in this case. (Note the ‘row cover’ that acts a simultaneous protector against varmints and the adjusting vernal temperatures.)