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Springtime on the farm in Newton

Posted by Ralph Ranalli April 15, 2007 10:26 AM

Greg Maslowe holds a radish from last year's crop.
(Photo by Patricia McDonnell for the Boston Globe)


The greenhouse is filling up, the field is greening up, and the farmer is getting out from behind his computer in preparation for a new season at the Newton Angino Community Farm.

But that's not all that's sprouting on Nahanton Street. The farm now has its own “wiki” – a special blog, like Wikipedia, that allows public contributions and corrections. Right now, its primary feature is online recipes, including butternut squash soup with apples, but farm-loving folk are urged to contribute other morsels of information.

The non-profit farm is also seeking assistance for a successful season. City farmer Greg Maslowe has a wish list including a Palm Pilot with Microsoft Excel and a portable electric or propane space heater needed for the farm. Anyone with one to donate is urged to contact him at 617-916-9655 or by e-mail.

Meanwhile, farm officials are launching a fundraising program, called Friends of the Farm, designed for Newton businesses. Prospective contributors should contact Jon Regosin by e-mail or by calling 617-244-0736.

-- Connie Paige

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