Summer has come to an end, and we have harvested most of our produce. It’s time to put the garden to bed for the winter.
Happy 10th birthday to Feed Fannin! This coming January, Feed Fannin will celebrate a full decade of commitment to providing food for those in need and education about growing one’s own food.
The “Feed Fannin/Barbara Ferer Research & Demonstration Garden” opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the unveiling of a sign on Aug. 8 next to the Fannin County Family Connection Food Pantry in Blue Ridge.
Feed Fannin supports both in-school and after school education programs at the three elementary schools in Fannin County.
After a wet winter and temperatures near freezing at the latter part of April, May has arrived with dry, sunny days. There are exciting, yet challenging things that have been happening in the garden over the winter.
Feed Fannin’s signature event of the year, Bowls of Hope, drew a capacity crowd in 2018, with $14,300 in ticket sales alone.
Springtime temps and the promise of colorful flowers and garden greenery brought 16 local residents out to Feed Fannin’s first class of the year at Quinn’s Greenhouse in McCaysville on March 17.
The Feed Fannin Education Committee held two very successful classes in August and early September, continuing the Feed Fannin mission to inform, educate and train members of the public who want to learn to be more self-sufficient in growing, preserving and preparing their own food.