The greenhouse is a special place in the beginning of the year. After months of planning and going through previous records on paper the first tangible task of physical action takes place. Planting your vegetable seedlings requires patience, mindfulness, and concentration. Ideally you plant the seed into a soil mix (every farmer has their own source or special blend of materials) at the correct depth, the correct size cell, and nurture it until it goes out into the field. We follow the crop plan to the best we can, but always seem to add a couple beds of a certain variety on one planting and end up without enough seeds on another because of a miscalculation on the seed order. Gathering around the seeding table is a great place to catch up with people, talk of plans for the future, and share techniques learned from farming conferences. The flats of starts begin to fill the greenhouse and the surge of the oncoming season begins to swell. The rhythms of the season begin with the soft sound of water hitting the soil and the cool ambience of whirling fans.