Emmaus House is an interfaith ministry that feeds 200 + hungry people Monday – Friday. It’s on the first floor of the Christ Church Parish House on Abercorn. This is where your generous donations of farm fresh produce ends up, on the plates of those less fortunate than we are. Thanks to all who donate and volunteer to make this possible! Shown below: Bob Marcotullio gathering donated Farm vegetables and the line at Emmaus House waiting for a meal.
Present: Mike Welsh, Jane Kollmann, Cathy Adler, Bob Rogers, Monica Hughes, Joe Tyson, Ralph Hinz, Rick Cunningham, Audubon liaison 1) Budget report per Bob Rogers, January rental collection complete, February in progress.
ATTENTION FARMERS! It’s time to get your garden soil ready for spring planting! Victory Gardens will be delivering compost on 2/23 and 2/24. Cost is $70/yard and $40/half yard. Orders need to be in by 2/16. Payment can be made by check or online. Send check payable to Victory Gardens or online: savannahvictorygardens.com Victory Gardens, 2142 E 43rd Street, Savannah, GA 31404
RULES Skidaway Farms’ ability to thrive depends on the active, ongoing involvement of our members. “Out of gardens grow fleeting flowers but lasting friendships.” – Beverly Rose Hopper REGISTRATION: Each New Farmer is required to pay a $75 (refundable) weed deposit fee which would be used to clean-up a plot if it was left in disarray. Standard plots (approximately 10’ X 20’) are rented for 1 year for $100/plot. Raised beds will be leased for $150/year. Farmers of Record are required to agree to the Rules each year at the time their annual rent is due and to abide by […]
Attention all Farmers, seasoned and new. Farmers Jane Coleman and Joe Tyson will be teaching a class at the farm on Sunday, February 19 at 1 pm. Some of the topics to be covered are: Soil improvement tips what to plant when to plant critters, diseases and bugs to look out for after planting. Hope to see you there!
CLEAN UP DAY Nineteen volunteers showed up early Saturday morning to weed and clean up the north end of the farm and parts of the organic section. It was truly wonderful to see how that many folks can make a difference in such a short time! The Farm looked so much better after a few hours! Spring clean up will be another opportunity so we thank all of you who came last Saturday and hope to see more of you in the spring!
! Our resident beekeeper, Barbara Phillips, aka Dr. Ra Ra, will be at the farm from 10 am until noon on our farm clean-up morning, Saturday, November 19th! Barbara has more of her delicious, farm honey to sell. Skidaway farms honey is the best hostess gift to give for the coming holiday season. Everyone loves it!!!! Plus it has been suggested that eating local honey from our very own farm can reduce allergy symptoms from pollen. Barbara’s honey hotline is: 912-677-7125
Hello to all the farmers and a special thank you to those who completed our springtime survey! I know, I know, it’s fall now but better late than never! Wanted you all to know that there was great feedback from the farmers and we, the board, appreciated all of your responses, comments and suggestions. Most of all, we appreciated all those who volunteered to help carry the workload of the Farm and keeping it running smoothly. Maintenance and Condition of the Farm: High marks were given for the maintenance of the Farm with two issue most problematic: the road ruts […]
September Tips from Farmer Jane: 1) continue to clear your plots from debris and weeds 2) add compost, manure, or fertilizer of your choice, your garden soil is ” hungry ” after the long season! 3) feed your eggplant, okra and peppers if you want them to reward you until frost 4) continue to be aware of fire ants and other pests that may have set up housekeeping in your garden. It’s time to plant!😃 Anytime now you may get the fall garden started. I prefer to wait until the weather has moderated, usually the third or fourth week in […]
Minutes – Skidaway Farms, Inc. Board Meeting Wednesday June 15, 5:00 pm Skidaway Audubon Pavilion Present: Jane Kollman, Cathy Adler, Ralph Hinz, Bob Rogers Absent: Joe Tyson, Monica Hughes Other Attendees: Rick Cunningham Meeting minutes of 6/15/16 meeting approved. Motion by BR, seconded by RH, unanimously approved. Entrance road improvements to be done by TLA. Work to begin 7/26 and 7/27. Fall festival update. Pot luck discussed rather than imposing on the club. 9/25 the only date Joe is available. Further discussion needed. Weed notices sent by Jane. Plot cleanup and solarization in progress. Ralph reported possible drainage solution for […]
After many bumpy rides to get to Skidaway Farms, the entry road was smoothed out, potholes filled and drainage problems solved. The Landings Association, responsible for the road’s maintenance, repaired it once the board brought it to their attention. Hooray! Just in time for our fall planting activity.