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Holi Festival of Colors

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On April 16th, Triform celebrated Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors, to welcome the spring with full gusto. There were snacks, games, laughter and of course, a lot of colors. The event was planned in two parts: an afternoon with games, colors and snacks; and an evening with an Indian classical music concert by Neel Murgai and Brooklyn Raga Massive and Ray Spiegel.

Annual Pancake Breakfast

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Columbia Land Conservancy held their annual member and volunteer Pancake Breakfast in Triform's beautiful Phoenix Center on a bright but frigid Saturday morning. We have had a good experience welcoming CLC to use the Phoenix Center as a venue for their annual celebration before, and were glad to host this lovely event again.

Garden and Maple syrup

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March has seen us enjoy many a warm sunny day.  Warm days and freezing nights means good news for maple syrup. It creates the internal pressure needed to make the sap flow.  We tapped forty sugar maple trees again this year and boiled down their sap into five gallons of syrup. That's one quart per tree. Thanks to the foresters who helped tap the trees and everyone who helped collect and boil down the sap through lunch and into the evening. Warm weather also means good growth in the production greenhouse where spinach, lettuce, asian greens, radishes, kale and broccoli raab are perking up. Meanwhile, the propagation greenhouse is filling up with onions, leeks, celeriac, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflowers, cabbages, kohlrabis, parsley, tat soi, pac choi and many flowers. Outside, the first peas have been sown, the fruit trees and the berries are being pruned and the chives and nettles are growing. Spring has come again!