Robin OstenfeldInterview with Kin ShilingRoto tiller sharingWomen¶s hay coop is starting next summer 70 yr old man 1952 Ford tractor and an old hay cutter- needs help, going to teach thewomen how to use it. 1,500 bails were cut last year in Hancock and Greenfield. ³Youhave to work together, and that¶s what they used to do in the 1800s.´Their farm has been around since 1780, John Brook was original farmer- BrooksideFarm. Had seventeen children.All the wood from house came from the land, made bricks from local quarry, fedthemselves off land, made candles. Had sheep, goats, chicken, horses, used horses to haythe field, even have cranberries. Not really ours, we lost this little triangle of land. Was near the apple orchard.Dan Metheson heard this and offered Kin land on his farm. Of his fifty two acres, Kinhas access to eleven acres for her not-for profit, the cornucopia project.4 acre field11/2 veg Hancock Elementary School children (K-4)6 acre field with sheep and chickenPart of food goes to Food Bank, very active,Fourth graders are taking two bushels of harvested potatoes to Roy¶s market, smallindependent market down the street in Hancock. Selling them, Last year, as third gradersthey negotiated with Roy. He asked them ³Why would I want buy potatoes from you asopposed to buying them in California or Idaho?´ They responded, ³Well because it¶slocal and it does have to travel 1,500 miles.´ Kin is excited to hear they are getting themessage. Next Wednesday, mothers of children are carpooling to Roy¶s. Peter, the owner willweigh the potatoes. Back in classroom following week, Kin will talk with them aboutwhat a bushel is, peck, because that ties into the curriculum.Class gets money, pays back the cornucopia project for seed poatatoes which were$11.00, their revenue might be over $100. The potatoes this year are really amazing.2.35/lb. is cost according to market bulletin 60-70 lbs of new potatoesThink kids are going to donate it to the two food banks.