Solar Data Collector

The summer solstice is at 1:04 a.m. this coming morning, June 21. Since our Edible Garden project is “tuned” to the sun we collected solar data today in the petal garden. This is Masha Lafen who is an intern with us this summer through the FoodWorks program at Middlebury college. She has stepped right into our crazy work family and we are thankful for her contributions. Today, every fifteen mintues, faithfully, she recorded the shadow position from a pole in the center of our garden. We will do the same thing on the winter solstice and the equinoxes. It’s humbling to do something that makes you really understand how complex our world is. From our point of view the sun is moving across the sky. But in reality we are moving and the sun remains put. Everything comes back to perspective.

Solar Data Collector

Solar Data Collector

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