Locally Grown!

Kai Bicknell tends a potted tomato plant on the main dock.

In 2010, campers enjoyed salads with tomatoes grown right on the island. (See the photo at right, where Kai Bicknell is tending to the tomato plant.) Week 9 campers got a special treat: a Thanksgiving-style feast including free-range turkeys raised right here on Three Mile Island.

The Three Mile Island Committee and managers have agreed to take a big step forward in 2011. In addition to locally grown vegetables and game birds, we plan to convert the Rhododendron Swamp and the Cliff Swamp into rice paddies. Campers will take turns tending to the crop, and we will all feel pride of ownership when we share the fruits of our labor.

Sign up now for your turn working the rice paddies. Do it now, before all the best time slots are taken!