In the midst of the busyness of Spring, I use My Intentions to make the choices that direct my actions. In doing so, I create My Life. At some point, I have to let go of all this creative energy so that it can shape, and in turn, be shaped by, all of the energy put out by other folks. When I truly let go, I am taking a step of Faith that My Work will return to me with some kind of value for both the world and myself.
This is a week of busyness for me, and I’ve created a week of events and classes that I hope will bring something of value to you!
Monday, March 27, 2017 6-8PM
Successful Gardener at the Homestead
Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA
“Getting a head start: Early spring gardens”
There are lots of ways to extend the gardening season. We’ll look at ways to grow food earlier in the year and have more fresh food from your garden!
For information, click here.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 630-730 PM
Yoga for Men
Wellness Pursuits, 130 Volunteer Road, Hillsville, VA
Here’s the current class schedule.
The stretching and strengthening of Yoga asana practice complements the physicality of gardening. I’m a healthier person because of my Yoga practice and because of the good, fresh food I grow in the garden. Both practices feed my soul. If you’re interested in a class in your area, contact me.
I teach workshops, as well. Here’s more information on my workshops at Wellness Pursuits.
Contact: Yvette Ladd, 276-210-3577, or email@example.com
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10AM-12PM
The Successful Gardener 2017!
Renfrow Farm, 409 West Charles St., Matthews, NC
Getting a Head Start: Early Spring Gardens
There are lots of ways to extend the gardening season. Some have to be built. Others are as simple as an old bed sheet. We’ll look at ways to grow food earlier in the year and have more fresh food from your garden. If weather permits, we’ll be at the farm, so dress for the weather!
WHERE: Renfrow Hardware, Matthews, NC
PARKING: Market Parking Lot
WHEN: Wednesday, March 29 10AM-12PM
To pre-register, contact me here.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Farm Business Management
Central Carolina Community College, Pittsboro,
**This is a curriculum course and registration is closed for the semester.
I teach Farm Business Management at CCCC, based on my work, Cash Crop: Cultivating Profit In Your Farm or Food Business. You can cultivate profit in the same way you cultivate your crops. Good planning helps you work ON your business as much as you work IN your business.
Creating and analyzing enterprise and whole farm budgets cultivate the farm’s operation in order to grow your farm’s profits.
This class can be offered at your community college, too. Contact me to find out how.
Friday, March 31, 2017
Home, Farm, & Business consultation
I’m in the Matthews, NC area, conducting Home & Business consultations. If you’d like me to come by and help you with a garden consultation, I’d love to do it. I’ve designed and installed all kinds of landscapes, from formal herb gardens to Permaculture homesteads. In an hour, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and help you enjoy your garden even more! If you’re interested, contact me here.
I farmed and operated a plant nursery in NC for 15 years, and was an NC Cooperative Extension agent for 8 years. In that time, I learned a LOT about farm production and farm business management. I can help you with organic certification, transition to organic practices, and marketing your farm and food products. To learn how to cultivate profit on your farm, contact me here.
In these times of great opportunity for small business owners, strategic planning is essential for success. I can help you write a business plan, construct enterprise and cash flow budgets, and do market research. Individual consultations and group trainings are options for getting the information you need to succeed! To take advantage of the opportunities that are available to small business owners, contact me here.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:00AM-2:00PM
In the Greenhouse at Renfrow’s!
Renfrow Hardware, 188 North Trade Street, Matthews, NC
Open Wednesday- Friday 8AM-5PM Saturday 8AM-2PM
Here’s more information.
While not a class in the strict sense, I’m glad to answer questions while you’re picking up vegetable, herb, and flower plants. Renfrows has a good selection of fruit trees, berry bushes, and grape vines, too. Plus, they have the best selection of vegetable seeds in the Charlotte
Contact: Renfrow Hardware (704)847-4088
Sunday, April 2, 2017 3-4 PM
Homestead Gardeners tour
Reynolds Homestead, Critz, VA
History and horticulture have a lot in common. Until the Industrial Revolution, most people were farmers, raising food, livestock feed and forage, fuel, and fiber. Even after so many folks took on “public” work͟ at the mill or factory, gardening and subsistence farming was a major part of our lives.
The Homestead Gardeners, a project of Reynolds Homestead and The Successful Gardener, support the mission of The Reynolds Homestead by maintaining and interpreting the gardening and farming methods of both past and present.
Whether you want to help with the Vegetable Garden, the Tobacco Patch, the Herb Garden, or the Azalea Garden, you have the opportunity to learn more about gardening, both past and
present. We’re always looking for volunteers, and we’d love to add you to the 2017 “Crop” of Homestead Gardeners! No gardening experience is necessary, just a heart for service and a
mind full of curiosity.
Contact Jeff Rieves, Successful Gardener instructor and Homestead Gardener coordinator, here.
Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!
Peace, Grace, & Love,