This week, I’m in Patrick County and Floyd County, VA, working on some personal projects. I’ll also be at the Reynolds Homestead finishing my work there. Here’s my post on The Homestead Gardeners FB page:
“It was with great appreciation, tinged with some regret, that I cleaned up The Successful Gardener demonstration garden at Reynolds Homestead yesterday. The garden was finally starting to look good after a rocky start this Spring. We even had the only crop of organically grown tobacco in Patrick County, VA! But landscape changes in the historic area necessitated the removal.
I really appreciate the opportunity to work with the folks at the Homestead the last 2 years. We educated a lot of folks about growing good food, did some needed research on my Living Garden concept, and as usual, I learned a lot myself. Thanks to Lisa Martin and the staff for the opportunity. Thanks also to Glenda and others for their help with the gardens.
Life is taking me off Locust Ridge more and more, so I’m not going to teach at the Homestead regularly after this year. I hope to be back on occasion in the years ahead.
I also hope that you folks will continue the Homestead Gardeners. The site needs volunteers on a regular basis. Please be a part of maintaining this beautiful place.”
Yes, Life is taking me off Locust Ridge more often. But I’m not out of the Virginia Blue Ridge just yet.
On Friday, September 1, I’m headed off to Floyd YogaJam, a weekend of Yoga practice, music, and fun! There are still tickets available. Hope I see you there!
While I’ll be pretty busy this week, I can always make time to help YOU be a Successful Gardener! If you live in Patrick, Henry or Floyd County, VA and 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.
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Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener! Hope to see you some time this week!
Peace, Grace, & Love,