In case of rain, both events will be held at 3419 Gold Hill Rd. If you did not RSVP, we regret that we can not add you to dinner. River Ridge Farm has offered to grill burgers before our meeting on the 19th for Grayson LandCare members. Not a member? No problem, bring cash or[…]
The Independence Farmers Market will be able to begin the season in Town Park. We have several new vendors this year and most vendors are returning. We’ll miss Cameron and Jane Christensen with Baywood Forest, they have moved out west. And Ed Chopin, Copper and Corks is taking the year off. We are counting on[…]
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[…]