(For the TLA Oct journal)
The Farm encourages everyone to come to our first annual Skidaway Farms Fall Festival on October 13th and 14th. Farmers, families and folks interested in learning more about our Farm are all welcome!
Let your inner-artiste out and join in!
Saturday’s activities will include a Pumpkin Carving Contest for the children…pumpkins will be provided by the Farm… and a Best-in-Farm Scarecrow Contest for the adults. If you don’t have a plot at the Farm, we’ll display your scarecrow in one of our flower beds so don’t hesitate to start getting creative now! Farmers are encouraged to decorate their plots in the most exuberant fall fashion they can imagine!
• Prizes…very cool and useful…for the winners in several categories will be awarded!
• Pumpkin carvers should arrive around 10:00 am…and bring your favorite carving utensil!
Eat while you create!
A pot luck lunch featuring full-fall-fare will be set up for all the Farmers and their guests so pitch in and bring a dish – some fun-finger-food or a flavorful entree or dessert. RSVP event coordinator, Cathy Adler at email@example.com and let us know what you have in mind so we can supply the right amount of plates and utensils. The Farm will have a limited supply of soda and water on site so try to bring a bottle of your favorite libation from home! Food line helpers are also needed. Please contact Cathy Adler if you can help.
Our Honey Bees
The Festival continues on Sunday the 14th with another of our Farmer Education Series. Coastal Georgia Beekeeper’s Association president, Greg Stewart will be at the Farm to talk about our European Honey Bee hives. Greg is a skilled bee-whisperer and our “ladies” are charmed by him so being around the hives will be a treat for those of you who want to see how a pro handles these amazing, hard-working insects. This event is open to the public and starts at noontime.
The Marshes at The Farm
On Monday, October 15th, Skidaway Farms will host our first tour for the residents of The Marshes Community. Director of Leisure Services, Susan Snyder coordinated this tour with the Farms’ Governance Committee to showcase what plants grow in the Savannah environment. Many of these retired residents already have plants on their balconies and this tour may inspire some of them to get a plot and become Farmers! After all, the Farm and The Marshes are already neighbors!
So, come on down and join this incredible farming community! The gates are open 7am-8pm every day. Directions are on the Farm’s website at www.skidawayfarms.net