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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[…]
It makes my heart happy to have you all as part of the IFM family. Thanks and Happy Valentine’s Day!
Please save the date for Farm Day, Sunday May 26th from 2-5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm. This is the grand finale of our Grow More Vegetables classes. The event is free and open to everyone. Farm Day features tours of Rick and Jen’s farm which includes a greenhouse and high tunnel as well as[…]
The Town of Independence is holding 2 meetings in March that will concern the development of Town Park and Downtown Independence as a whole. The first will be March 5th at 6pm in the Independence Fire Hall on Davis street. This is an informational meeting and the update of the 2013 master plan developed by[…]
I have a waiting list for another Grow More Vegetable class. If I have 5 more folks sign up, we’ll do it again on February 9 am-noon at the GLC/IFM office. Here’s the full description again. Just call or email me to register and you’ll pay at the door. This is an interactive vegetable growing[…]
The Town of Independence is applying for funding that will include Town Park. If you are so inclined, please send a letter of support to our Town Manager Reid Walters BEFORE the end of February. Here are all the details and thanks! Independence is applying for a Community Development Block Grant from the Virginia Department[…]
Sometimes I have a hard time thinking of what to cook. This is great resource from the NY Dept of Health that has healthy recipes in both English and Spanish! Click here to open the pdf and then click on the vegetable or fruit of your choice to view all the recipes. I clicked on braising greens[…]
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[…]