(for the Feb TLA Journal)
Skidaway Farms is proud to announce we will be hosting a “hands-on” Organic Gardening Class this month. Sponsored by Georgia Southern University, this course is for those of us who have always wanted to know the ins-and-outs of Organic Gardening.
Learn about soil biology…composting…seed starting techniques…how to handle pests…how to develop good compost…both in the classroom and “in-the-soil”. This comprehensive six-week program will take place in the classroom at Skidaway Methodist Church and in the soil at Skidaway Farms.
The program will be taught by Kelly Locamy, Master Gardener and Director of the Savannah Urban Garden Alliance (SUGA). Kelly holds a Certificate in Permaculture Design and has worked as a Horticultural Therapist with the elderly in assisted–living facilities.
There are two courses … on Saturdays from 8 am-12 noon.
1. Organic Gardening Fundamentals – Feb 11, 25 and March 3
An overview of organic gardening good for both new and experienced gardeners.
2. Advanced Techniques – March 10, 24, 31
An in-depth analysis of organics.
You can register online at http://ceps.georgiasouthern.edu/conted/organicgardening.html
Questions? Phone us at 912.644-5967 for more information.
Happenings at the Farm…
Two truckloads of “black gold” compost arrived last week…just in time for the start of our second growing year! Harvested at a north Georgia Farm, this soil additive has already proven itself to many Farmers as the best way to jump-start their seeds and plants.
Raising vegetables and fruits in this coastal Georgia soil has been a challenge met head-on by our Farmers with compost, cover crops and other soil enhancements. Given the vast improvement in the fall harvest, we are all looking forward to the bounty this spring will bring!
Children’s Garden at the Farm…
On February 18th, the Children’s Garden will be underway! There are still openings to sign your child up for this 10 week program designed for kids ages 6-12.
Groups of friends, folks with their grandchildren, Scout Troops and more…all are welcome to come and grow with us at the Farm! For more information, go to the Farms website at www.skidawayfarms.net/children-garden.