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.
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
Feed Fannin has spent the past 10 years growing in Fannin County, GA, supplying fresh, locally grown produce to the Family Connection Food Pantry in Blue Ridge, GA. We wanted to take a look back at the impact that we have made.
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.
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.
Educating and encouraging our community towards self-sufficiency while providing food for those in need.