With help from Feed Fannin volunteers and a host of other community organizations, businesses and churches, Fannin County Family Connection moved in late September into spacious new quarters in a building it now owns.
This is the end of the second growing season for the Mittleider Garden, our showcase experimental garden. Because of the unique soil mixture Mittleider gardens use, the plants establish deep roots, require less water and the beds suffer fewer weeds than standard gardening methods.
It has been a fun, hard-working, educational and expensive summer. Our tractor spent the latter part of the summer in the hospital having transmission surgery, but I am happy to report it has made a full recovery! Here are some of the activities from the garden this summer.
As its inaugural project, the newly formed Garden Research Committee incorporated a garden that Feed Fannin volunteers had built next to the Family Connection Food Pantry using the Mittleider gardening method.
One of the good things about winter is that most foliage and greenery goes dormant or dies, and you get to start with a fresh clean slate for spring. It’s a chance for new beginnings in the garden as you plow under your winter rye cover crop and rotate your stock from the previous year
Great weather, a new configuration of seating and traffic flow both inside and outside Willow Creek Falls, an increased number of soup stations, and an orientation to prepare volunteers all combined to make the 2019 Bowls of Hope Feed Fannin’s most successful and satisfying fundraiser to date.