Sunday, February 3, 2013

I'm Back

I have been gone since July 15- December 19, 2012 on a special assignment with Palm Beach State College as their Interim Provost for the Belle Glade Campus. 

The View from my home in Wellington

The Sugar Shack

Sugar is king in Belle Glade.  They started harvesting the cane around the end of October. 

Subsidence Post

Belle Glade has a sign that says "Her Soil Is Her Fortune".
Her soil is disappearing at a rate of 1 inch per year.  When dirt is exposed to air it disappears.  One of the management practices is to cover the soil with water, hence the use of rice patties when the land is fallow.  Many homes have lost so much dirt that their foundation is exposed and it looks the home was built on tall concrete pilings.

Stay tuned for Part 2.

1 comment:

merriberri said...

So glad to have you back with your goat feathers and stories of your adventures in the land of sugar.