The end of May is almost here and it’s time for Farm Day THIS Sunday May 26th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1322 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA. Learn to make a worm bin and prepare logs for mushrooms. Tour the greenhouse, high tunnel and field. Enjoy the plant sale and Free[…]
Farm Day is just a little over 1 month away. Please save the date, Sunday May 26th from 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm. The event is FREE and open to everyone. This is the grand finale of our “Grow More Vegetables” classes and you’ll learn a lot whether you took them or not. Rick[…]
Companion planting was a topic we barely touched in our recent workshop. Here are 2 charts that might be helpful. .
Rotation was another topic we covered in our recent Pest, Disease and Fertility class. Rotation, moving plants to different areas in your garden each year or in successive plantings, can be helpful in reducing the build up of diseases and pests. It’s important to know which family each plant belong to because they often share[…]
Here’s a review of some of the information we just covered in our Pest, Disease and Fertility workshop Saturday February the 23rd. We discussed soil testing, understanding what the results mean and using the calculator to change the recommendations given in pounds per acre to whatever size your garden might be. There’s still time to[…]
Join us for the 2nd workshop of the season February 23 from 9am to noon at the GLC/IFM office on 108 Courthouse Street. Cost is $10 and includes light refreshments. Learn to use the handy fertilizer calculator, how to set up a worm bin for making your own compost, and planning for likely diseases and[…]
Would you like to be a judge? As we add more exhibit categories to the next Grayson County Fair, we also need to add more judges! Judging categories vary from food preservation, dried foods and vinegars, and baked goods to photography, Legos and models, quilts, sewing and more. 2 judging schools will be held soon. I’ll[…]
Have you ever wondered how Rick and Jen grow such amazing produce? Farm Day is your chance to learn all about how they do things at Wagon Wheel Farm. We’ll show you how to bend hoops in case you want to experiment with growing in a tunnel. It won’t be as large as theirs, but[…]