The school garden is coming together. We’re waiting for the treated lumber to dry enough to accept paint, so I constructed some temporary cages to protect the vegetables. The kids planted broccoli, shallots, radishes, lettuce and mizuna on Monday and the area is fully mulched.
The school garden is really taking shape! Rick and Jen Cavey and I spent a day a few weeks ago creating raised bed “kits” in the comfort of their heated garage. Thursday I put them together on site at Independence Elementary school. It only took about 10-15 minutes for each box. Rick delivered a load[…]
The Independence Farmers Market received a grant from Grayson County from funds provided in the first CARES Stimulus Bill to help local non-profits recover losses and cover costs due to the pandemic. These funds will help cover increased operating costs incurred by the Market as it pivoted to provide a safe, touchless, Online-only platform and[…]
Seeds for Independence is an idea that sprouted this summer. Loren Webster contacted a diverse group of people and everyone thought that a Seed saving group was a great idea. The library had contacted the Farmers Market a few times about starting a Seed Library and so Seeds for Independence took root. If this sounds[…]
If seed sales this year are any indication, most of you planted a garden this year. The Independence Farmers Market and Grayson LandCare would like to encourage the community to “Plant a row for the hungry”. Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little[…]
This will be an Online event at our usual 7pm meeting time. Our Zoom platform can allow 100 people, so please pass along to anyone who might be interested!- You can find the Zoom invitation at the bottom of the post. We are pleased to have Robin Suggs, the new Procurement/Grower Manager for the Agroforestry[…]
Thanks to everyone who has already entered the bug photography contest. We’ll be taking entries until the end of September and you can enter as many photos as you like. These should be common pests or beneficial insects of our local vegetable and fruit crops. Rather than artistic presentation, we are looking for clarity of[…]
We are very disappointed that Marlene Condon couldn’t be our speaker this month. However, Marlene is willing to offer her book for half price because she thought we might have time now to read it and perhaps implement some things to make our yards more nature-friendly this year. Why wait a whole year to start[…]