Kids Korner-Shoe planters

This week at the Kid’s Corner we’ll be planting in old shoes!  We’re always looking for ways to teach kids to re-use old items.  What better way to impart this lesson by using old, worn out shoes for planting new plants!  It looks pretty cool too!  Bring your old shoes for planting or use some[…]

Farm Day

Join us Sunday May 27th from 2- 5 pm at Wagon Wheel Farm, 1132 Gold Hill Rd, Independence VA for an afternoon of hands-on activities.  See and try out some of the best market garden tools. If you’ve taken our “Grow More Vegetables” class, you’ll see those spacings and planting ideas in the ground and[…]

Fertilizer Calculator

Thanks to Don and Michelle Pridgen for this resource. The fertilizer calculator helps growers determine how much Lime, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, or Potassium to apply to the land based on soil tests. It features Harmony Organic Fertilizer, available from Seven Springs Farm in Check, VA (just outside of Floyd, VA).

Raised Bed Workshop Saturday November 11th

Did you miss our raised bed workshop this spring? Here’s your chance to join us Saturday, November 11th from 9 am to noon for a hands-on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 108 Courthouse Street.  Cost is $10 and light refreshments will be served.

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Free Raised Bed Workshop April 1st

Plan to join us Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch and a hands on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson National Bank conference center in the Gywnn shopping center next to FoodCity . We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings. Using[…]

It’s planting time!

Rick and Jen loaned me their broad fork so I could get a few garden beds ready for early spring crops.  It’s time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside.  The row cover is handy in case we get another cold snap. The large bed rake is great for both forming and[…]

Some Information from the SSAWG Conference

The Organic Vegetable Farm tour went to Elmwood Stock Farm. A 550 acre certified organic farm that features both livestock and crops. Most of the acreage is in pasture with crops on about 75 acres.  They produce feed for their animals which include 80 cows, sheep, laying hens and broilers and turkeys.  The key to[…]

Happy New Year

We’ll be posting events for 2016 soon. A few large conferences coming up include: Southern SWAG conference January 27-30th in Lexington Kentucky www.ssawgconference.org Virginia Biological Farming Conference. JANUARY 29-30 2016. W.E. Skelton 4-H Conference Center at Smith Mountain Lake. http://vabf.org/conference/