Beginning our 3rd Year!

(for the TLA February Journal)…

The Farm’s come a long way since that cool day in February 2011 when the gates first swung open for that inaugural crowd of eager Farmers who had waited patiently to claim their plots. We went from this:

Top soil had to be trucked in…


…to make the acreage look like this…


To this:

Early January 2013
The Raised Beds

 What a transformation!
It’s true the Farm has grown up…literally…as the Farmers have learned what our Skidaway climate will tolerate…and what plants flourish even in the humid air of a Savannah summer! Peppers, okra and eggplant grow…we now know…no matter what you do to them! And, yes, tomatoes DO thrive here on Skidaway Island…different from what some of us recall from our previous gardens in other climes…but tomatoes none-the-less! Wise are those Farmers who learned what challenges to lay to rest!
Spring 2013 in Skidaway Farms
The current season is already more promising than last year. The Governance Committee is proud to report a recent flurry of new Farmer signups that will help fill the ranks of the returning Farmers, many of whom have been gardening since the first season in 2011. With several ground-level plots and a few raised beds available for rent, there is still time and room for more of you who have been thinking about joining the Farm. Fees are posted on the Farm’s website at For further information, contact the Farm’s Membership Coordinator at
The design for the Skidaway Audubon Pavilion is complete and construction is scheduled to commence in April. With a robust fundraising drive underway, this amazing structure is guaranteed to make just being at the Farm an even more pleasant experience! The Farm’s Children’s Program continues to flourish with all of our present young Farmers returning for another season of gardening know-how… and fun… starting in March! Contact Coordinator, Jane Kollmann to sign up your youngster at Flower beds are being planted, walkways are being re-covered with pine straw and gravel and fence gates are being improved… things continue to happen at Skidaway Farms!
Come join us at the Farm! Directions can be found on the website… and the gates are open 7:00am-sunset.