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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the dates you’ll be away.