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Farmers approve non-profit status

Of the 95 Farmers, 74 voted unanimously to approve the BOR’s recommendation to form a non-profit State of Georgia C Corporation for Skidaway Farms.  This vote represented 125 of the 154 paid-plots in the Farm.

The BOR is working on the Articles of Incorporation so that the Farm can present these to the Landings Club in time to sign a new lease for the property the Farm gardens on.

Becoming our own legal entity offers an exciting way forward for Skidaway Farms!  Thanks to all of those who voted their support!

 

Farm Fest Dinner

A good time was had by all!

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Over 120 Farmers and friends gathered for the recent Farm Festival’s dinner hosted by Men’s Club cooks Tom Rosen and Joe Tyson with amazing culinary support from The Landings Club Chefs.

 

The food was scrumptious and the lively conversations entertaining!

 

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The event raised enough support to pay for the dedication plaque that will be displayed as a Wall of Thanks inside the pavilion in gratitude for those who helped in its construction.

 

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Thank you to organizers Jane Kollmann, Cathy Adler, Joe Tyson and Tom Rosen and to all those who financially supported this fundraising event!

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Next BOR Meeting

All Farmers welcome to attend!

The Board of Representatives will meet Thursday, June 25 at 5:30 pm at the Farm. All Farmers are welcome to attend the meetings of the BOR.

The agenda will be posted under the “Documents” tab above.

Bring a chair as bench seating is limited!

Dinner in the Farm!

Calling All Farmers!

Come join us for an evening of great food and fun and show your support for Skidaway Farms

Dinner in the garden at Skidaway Farms

Sunday May 17th, 4-7pm.

The menu will be designed and managed by our two favorite Farmer/Chefs, Tom Rosen and Joe Tyson.

Bring Your Own Beverages (water will be provided).

Seating is limited to 125, so get your tickets now.

To purchase your tickets online

click here.

Individual $ 15.00

Couple       $ 25.00

Family        $ 35.00

The price of your tickets will be a tax deductible contribution. We will celebrate our spring /summer gardens and look for another successful garden season.

The funds we raise from the ticket sales will go toward the completion of our “wall of thanks”  honoring all the contributors
who have helped to build the Farm and the Pavilion

See you at the Farm! 

Emergency cutoff for Irrigation

Just in Case….

If you notice a problem with the Farm’s irrigation system – a hose bib PVC pipe broken and running or an overhead sprayhead exploding upwards like a geyser – then PLEASE shut down the water pump by throwing this switch.

cutoff irrigation switch It’s located on the outside of the pavilion storage closet.

Then PLEASE call one of these Farmers who can figure out what to do next:

Ralph Hinz    667-3085

Jane Kollmann  349-1395

We all appreciate your effort to keep a weather -eye out for goings-on at the Farm!

Visitors from South Carolina

Welcome!

Skidaway Farms TV debut on Flip My Food this past February inspired a group of folks and gardeners from the Sumter, South Carolina area to come on down and see first hand what our Farm is all about!

BOR Rep Cathy Adler greets our visitors
BOR Rep Cathy Adler greets our visitors

Last weekend, the Farm hosted 44 gardeners and would-be bee keepers to a morning tour of the Farm starting with a presentation on her honey bees from Farmer Dr. Barbara Phillips – nicknamed “Dr. Ra Ra” by our visitors!

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It was standing-room-only for the honey bees!
It was standing-room-only for the honey bees!

After Farmer Barbara, BOR Rep, Cathy Adler gave a talk on the Farm’s history, things we grow, and programs we have in place.  Then lunch was served in the pavilion followed by a walk around the plots and raised beds.

One of the visitors, Azeez Mustafa, is the first Certified organic farmer in the state of South Carolina!  Check out his organization’s website here.

At the end of their tour, our visitors boarded the bus armed with gifts of plants slips and fresh lettuce!

A great time was had by all!

Going out of town for a while?

Don’t let your vegetables go to waste.

Donate them to Second Harvest.

Just let us know and while you’re away, we’ll make sure that the mature vegetables get picked and that the weeds are kept under control!

The Farm’s Second Harvest manager, Marti Welsh has supplied pinwheels to mark your plot ….these are being stored on the Farm refrigerator in the pavilion.  Place one of these pinwheels in your plot and send a note to Jane Kollmann at   gardenher52@aol.com with the dates you’ll be away.

 

Spring Cleaning

In the March meeting, the BOR voted to get the pavilion power washed to remove the mildew that has grown over the past year.  This work was done by Jon Kotowski of SuperClean PowerWash.

 

Prepping the wood.
Prepping the wood.

Keeping the Farm looking spiffy!

The washdown.
The washdown.