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Jeff’s Schedule for August 27 – September 1, 2018

This week gives you another chance to learn more about growing a great fall garden. We’ve got lots of time to produce more good, fresh food. See the details below.

This Week’s Tip

It’s time to make some decisions. And those decisions determine what kinds of food your garden will produce in the short run or the long run. Will you leave the older plants in the garden or will you take them up and plant something new?
Usually these decisions are fairly obvious. Take the Successful Gardener display garden at Renfrow Farm. It’s time to plant some cool season crops, but I have it planted with all kinds of flowers and herbs, as well as vegetables. How do I make space for all the kale, lettuce, and collards that I love so much?
First, I’m going to remove any dead or diseased plants, like the cucumbers. They haven’t produced much, anyway. Poor pollination, I think, so out they go to the compost pile. Now, what about that ‘Better Bush’ tomato that has some fruit rot and early blight? Well, it IS still producing, so maybe that gets a little more time. Next are those plants that just haven’t produced much this year. That points right at the cantaloupes. I wrote about their troubles with pickleworm last week. I have gotten no cantaloupes at all, so they may head to the compost pile, too. Anything else? I’ll take a look at the sweet potatoes, but they need a little more time to mature. And I expect a big harvest from that bed. That would give me a lot of space, though. But they stay for now. Everything else looks pretty good.
But what about those plants that look good? Could there be a choice to remove them, too? Yes, but that gets a little complicated. Will you get lots more food from those plants? Will they produce more than any cool season crop you might plant? If the answer is “no”, then they need to be pulled, too.
So let’s review. Dead, diseased, and no production are all candidates for removal. Harvesting plants that wont produce much more can give you more room, too. And plants that have done their good work can make way for new plants for the fall.
There are two more opportunities to learn more of these fall gardening tips this year. One is this week at Renfrow Farm! The details are below.

Upcoming classes

Sustainable Ag 103, July 26 – September 20, 2018. 6-9PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This class is a part of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Agripreneur Academy. If you want to learn to cultivate an income through growing food, flowers, fiber, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and fermented beverages (unfermented ones, too), then come learn my “Cash Crop” method. Contact me for more details.

Skillpop class: Fall Gardening Basics, August 29, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC.
With a bit of planning and knowledge, you can enjoy eating something from your garden 365 days of the year in Charlotte’s mild climate. Learn how to extend your gardening season into the fall and winter by growing veggies such as broccoli, kale, carrots, garlic, onions, and many more! Utilize these principles for early spring (February and March) gardening as well! Details here.

Fall Vegetable Gardening, Monday, September 10, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is a new location for The Successful Garden Series. In Piedmont NC, we can continue the planting and harvest of food through the Fall and onto the winter months. It surprises many people just how long our growing season is, especially when your help it along with row covers and tunnel growing. More details here.

Home Composting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC
Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Home Composting, Tuesday, October 3, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is our second class at our new location. Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Edible Landscapes, Tuesday, October 9, 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC We tend to look at our food crops through a single purpose lens. How much food will this plant yield? But many of our fruits and vegetables look great in the garden! Come learn how to add these plants to our landscapes. We’ll feed our souls beautiful gardens while we feed our bodies good food. Details and registration here.

Where I’ll Be

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Renfrow Farm, Matthews, NC
I’ll be working at the farm in the morning, and working on my business (as opposed to in my business) in the afternoon.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Matthews, NC
Skillpop class, Fall Gardening Basics. See the details above.

Thursday, August 30, 2018 Sustainable Ag 103 600-900PM
Lomax Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
Sustainable Ag 103 began July 26. Contact me for details.
Demand for sustainable or organically grown products continues to increase. USDA Certified Organic produce is in short supply at all major grocery stores. Opportunities abound IF you can produce a quality product, grow in sufficient quantities, and know the proper marketing channels. I’ve been teaching farmers to cultivate profit since 1996. Come join us at the Lomax Farm to learn how to grow good food in a certified organic farm. We’re going to be on a working farm, so dress appropriately. That includes dressing for hot, humid weather. Closed toed shoes are required on the farm. This is a hands on class. Be prepared for most of the class to be in the field. Your own water bottle is recommended, as is sunscreen and a hat.

Friday & Saturday, August 31 – September 1, 2018 Floyd YogaJam
Check out the festival website here.

How Can I Help You?

Summer is great for spending time in the garden, not just working, but enjoying your garden. Feed your body good food from the garden. Feed your mind new knowledge as you learn more about nature. Feed your soul just by watching things grow. All this while having a beautiful place to sit and enjoy coffee before breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. Get the kids outside and away from “the screen”. Decompress after a hectic day on the job. The movement and exertion of gardening has long been considered a beneficial physical activity, and you get food or flowers as a result!

If you’re not getting those benefits from your garden, right now is the time to change that. I can help you evaluate your home landscape and find the right landscape for your family. In a one hour consultation, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and teach you some cool shortcuts that make gardening more fun and interesting. If you’re interested in enjoying your garden even more, contact me here.

Organic farming has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, even while other sectors of agriculture have slumped. 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.

As a former Small Business Center Director in NC, I can tell you that these are times of great opportunity for small business owners. Many small businesses can be started for as little as $100! To take advantage of these opportunities, strategic planning is essential. 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.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!!!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for August 20-28, 2018

I’ll be in Patrick County, VA, the first part of the week, handling family business. Then I’m headed back to Matthews for more consultations, farm work, and research. For the weekend, I’m headed to Floyd, VA, to help set up my favorite festival of the year – Floyd YogaJam!!!

This Week’s Tip

Some of my favorite foods to grow are melons. This year, I only had room for ‘Burpee Hybrid’ cantaloupes. They looked great, bloomed like crazy, and have lots of fruit. BUT…when I went to harvest the melons, every single one of them had been damaged by some kind of borer, just enough to expose the inner flesh to rot. So far every one I found has been damaged. This is a new challenge for me as I have never encountered this problem in over 30 years as a horticulture professional. I’ve only seen the damage so far, so I don’t have much to work with. My suspicion is the damage is caused by the pickle worm, but I haven’t seen one yet, nor have I found any egg masses on the foliage. As I figure this out, I’ll provide you more information.
Here’s what to look for. Small holes bored into the bloom or the fruit. My experience has been that the damage is on the bottom, so it’s hard to see anything. The rest of the plant is undamaged, and in this case is very healthy, as I wrote earlier. The pickle worm is the larvae of a night flying moth, so that’s hard to see, too.
This kind of challenge is one of the things I like most about gardening and farming. Even after 30 years, I get to learn new things. So far from being frustrated, I am excited to learn something new!

Upcoming classes

Sustainable Ag 103, July 26 – September 20, 2018. 6-9PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This class is a part of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Agripreneur Academy. If you want to learn to cultivate an income through growing food, flowers, fiber, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and fermented beverages (unfermented ones, too), then come learn my “Cash Crop” method. Contact me for more details.

Skillpop class: Fall Gardening Basics, August 15 (sold out) & August 29, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC.
With a bit of planning and knowledge, you can enjoy eating something from your garden 365 days of the year in Charlotte’s mild climate. Learn how to extend your gardening season into the fall and winter by growing veggies such as broccoli, kale, carrots, garlic, onions, and many more! Utilize these principles for early spring (February and March) gardening as well! Details here for the 8/29 class.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Monday, September 10, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is a new location for The Successful Garden Series. In Piedmont NC, we can continue the planting and harvest of food through the Fall and onto the winter months. It surprises many people just how long our growing season is, especially when your help it along with row covers and tunnel growing. More details here.

Home Composting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC
Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Home Composting, Tuesday, October 3, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is our second class at our new location. Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Edible Landscapes, Tuesday, October 9, 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC We tend to look at our food crops through a single purpose lens. How much food will this plant yield? But many of our fruits and vegetables look great in the garden! Come learn how to add these plants to our landscapes. We’ll feed our souls beautiful gardens while we feed our bodies good food. Details and registration here.

Where I’ll Be

Monday & Tuesday, August 20-21, 2018 Patrick County VA
I’m working on some private projects and conducting some family business.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Matthews, NC
I’ll be at the farm, working in the Display Garden and the peanut project.

Thursday, August 23, 2018 Sustainable Ag 103 600-900PM
Lomax Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
Sustainable Ag 103 began July 26. Contact me for details.
Demand for sustainable or organically grown products continues to increase. USDA Certified Organic produce is in short supply at all major grocery stores. Opportunities abound IF you can produce a quality product, grow in sufficient quantities, and know the proper marketing channels. I’ve been teaching farmers to cultivate profit since 1996. Come join us at the Lomax Farm to learn how to grow good food in a certified organic farm. We’re going to be on a working farm, so dress appropriately. That includes dressing for hot, humid weather. Closed toed shoes are required on the farm. This is a hands on class. Be prepared for most of the class to be in the field. Your own water bottle is recommended, as is sunscreen and a hat.

Friday & Saturday, August 24-25, 2018 Floyd YogaJam
I always help set up for YogaJam, and this year is no exception. Check out the festival website here.

How Can I Help You?

Summer is great for spending time in the garden, not just working, but enjoying your garden. Feed your body good food from the garden. Feed your mind new knowledge as you learn more about nature. Feed your soul just by watching things grow. All this while having a beautiful place to sit and enjoy coffee before breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening. Get the kids outside and away from “the screen”. Decompress after a hectic day on the job. The movement and exertion of gardening has long been considered a beneficial physical activity, and you get food or flowers as a result!

If you’re not getting those benefits from your garden, right now is the time to change that. I can help you evaluate your home landscape and find the right landscape for your family. In a one hour consultation, I can solve problems, identify plants, show you some opportunities, and teach you some cool shortcuts that make gardening more fun and interesting. If you’re interested in enjoying your garden even more, contact me here.

Organic farming has seen tremendous growth over the last few years, even while other sectors of agriculture have slumped. 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.

As a former Small Business Center Director in NC, I can tell you that these are times of great opportunity for small business owners. Many small businesses can be started for as little as $100! To take advantage of these opportunities, strategic planning is essential. 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.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener!!!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for August 13-18, 2018

For those of you using The Living Garden techniques that I teach, now might be a good time to cut back some of those flowering plants that attract so many beneficials.

This week’s tip

Flowers are part of sexual reproduction. They contain all of the parts, male, female, or both, that a plant needs to produce seeds. Seeds, of course, create new plants. Gardeners discovered long ago that removing the flowers encouraged more flowering on some plants. This characteristic allows some flowering plants to stay in bloom for a much longer season. Since so much of the The Living Garden depends on flowers for the food and shelter of the beneficial “critters” that make it work, it’s vital that flowers be present for as much of the growing season as possible.
As I mentioned, flowers are the plant’s way of reproducing sexually. So removing the flowers before they create seed creates a need in the flower to continue to reproduce. So the more flowers you cut off, the more new flowers are produced. It’s really simple. Just snip off the flower stem just above a leaf node or at a stem. Doing this will reduce the amount of dying tissue you will leave behind. Sometimes you can cut a plant back much harder, in order to allow for longer stems to be produced. All you really need to remove, though, are all the parts of the flower. This is enough to encourage more blooming.
Cutting off the spent flowers is called “deadheading”. It has nothing to do with The Grateful Dead, though. It’s just a shortened version of “dead flower heads”. But you could listen to some of the Dead’s tunes while you work!

Upcoming classes

Sustainable Ag 103, July 26 – September 20, 2018. 6-9PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This class is a part of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Agripreneur Academy. If you want to learn to cultivate an income through growing food, flowers, fiber, fuel, pharmaceuticals, and fermented beverages (unfermented ones, too), then come learn my “Cash Crop” method. Contact me for more details.

Skillpop class: Fall Gardening Basics, August 15 (sold out) & August 29, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC.
With a bit of planning and knowledge, you can enjoy eating something from your garden 365 days of the year in Charlotte’s mild climate. Learn how to extend your gardening season into the fall and winter by growing veggies such as broccoli, kale, carrots, garlic, onions, and many more! Utilize these principles for early spring (February and March) gardening as well! Details here for the 8/29 class.

Fall Vegetable Gardening Monday, September 10, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is a new location for The Successful Garden Series. In Piedmont NC, we can continue the planting and harvest of food through the Fall and onto the winter months. It surprises many people just how long our growing season is, especially when your help it along with row covers and tunnel growing. More details here.

Home Composting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC
Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Home Composting, Tuesday, October 3, 2018 630-930PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This is our second class at our new location. Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Edible Landscapes, Tuesday, October 9, 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC We tend to look at our food crops through a single purpose lens. How much food will this plant yield? But many of our fruits and vegetables look great in the garden! Come learn how to add these plants to our landscapes. We’ll feed our souls beautiful gardens while we feed our bodies good food. Details and registration here.

Where I’ll be

Monday, August 13, 2018
I’m in Matthews NC, working on my business, as opposed to in my business.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
I’ll be in Matthews, working on some private projects.

Wednesday, August 15 2018 Skillpop Class: Fall Gardening Basics 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles St, Mathews, NC
See the details above.

Thursday, August 16, 2018 Sustainable Ag 103 600-900PM
Lomax Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
Sustainable Ag 103 began July 26. Contact me for details.
Demand for sustainable or organically grown products continues to increase. USDA Certified Organic produce is in short supply at all major grocery stores. Opportunities abound IF you can produce a quality product, grow in sufficient quantities, and know the proper marketing channels. I’ve been teaching farmers to cultivate profit since 1996. Come join us at the Lomax Farm to learn how to grow good food in a certified organic farm. We’re going to be on a working farm, so dress appropriately. That includes dressing for hot, humid weather. Closed toed shoes are required on the farm. This is a hands on class. Be prepared for most of the class to be in the field. Your own water bottle is recommended, as is sunscreen and a hat.

Friday & Saturday August 17-18, 2018 Patrick County, VA
I’m in VA working on some private projects.

How can I help you?

Summer is here, and so are the challenges of heat, humidity, and who knows what with rainfall. That’s where I come in. 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 in a home landscape consultation, 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.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener! Hope to see you sometime this week!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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Jeff’s Schedule for August 6-11, 2018

I know that most of you have been harvesting lots of good food over the last weeks. There’s still plenty of time for planting more vegetables, herbs, and flowers. I wrote about succession planting here, and I hope you’ve already planted your next round, and are planning more.

This week’s tip

With all this bounty, how do you keep it fresh, and retain as much nutrition as possible? The key to this is what happens after you harvest your crops. That starts with cooling the produce down as quickly as possible. This is referred to as removing the “field heat”. When temps have been as high as they have been this summer, it’s really important to cool your fresh produce down quickly. The easiest way to do that is to pick when the temps are at their daily low. Most times, this means early morning. It’s better for you, too. Temps can stay relatively mild til full “sun up”. Then get that produce to a cooler or refrigerator. That can be challenging when lots of stuff is coming in at the same time. Realize that not everything needs refrigeration, though.
Tomatoes do fine at air-conditioned room temperatures for a few days, but it’s best to preserve them in some fashion as soon as you can. Irish potatoes and sweet potatoes need cool, dry temps and as little direct light as possible. It helps to let them dry a bit out of direct sunlight before you store them, which is called curing. Onions and garlic benefit from that as well. Do NOT store them in plastic bags, as they need to “breathe”. This would create moisture in a plastic bag, which would cause rot.
The most enjoyable thing to do with fresh produce is to eat it, of course. The fresher the better. Good planning will let you manage harvests by using succession planting. I’ll talk more about this at the next Successful Gardener program. Details are below.

Upcoming classes

Sustainable Ag 103, July 26 – September 20, 2018. 6-9PM
Lomax Incubator Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
This class is a part of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College’s Agripreneur Academy. If you want to learn to cultivate an income through growing food, flowers, fiber, fuel, “pharmaceuticals”, and fermented beverages (unfermented ones, too), then come learn my “Cash Crop” method. Contact me for more details.

The Four Season Garden, Part 2: Fall & Winter Tuesday, August 7, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC.
This installment of The Successful Garden Series continues the planting and harvest of food through the Fall and onto the winter months. It surprises many people just how long our growing season is, especially when your help it along with row covers and tunnel growing. More details here.

Home Composting, Tuesday, September 11, 2018 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC
Compost is a great addition to any garden. It solves so many garden problems simply by adding organic matter to the soil. It’s easy to make, doesn’t need a fancy bin, and keeps food scraps out of the landfill. We’ll look at a simple compost system that will let you create lots of great garden soil. Here are the details.

Edible Landscapes, Tuesday, October 9, 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC We tend to look at our food crops through a single purpose lens. How much food will this plant yield? But many of our fruits and vegetables look great in the garden! Come learn how to add these plants to our landscapes. We’ll feed our souls beautiful gardens while we feed our bodies good food. Details and registration here.

Where I’ll be

Monday, August 6, 2018
I’m in Matthews NC, working on my business, as opposed to in my business.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 The Four Season Garden, Part 2: Fall & Winter Tuesday, 630-830PM
Renfrow Farm, 409 W Charles Street, Matthews, NC.
This installment of The Successful Garden Series continues the planting and harvest of food through the Fall and onto the winter months. It surprises many people just how long our growing season is, especially when your help it along with row covers and tunnel growing. More details here.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Matthews, NC
I have some times available for home or Farm consultations. Contact me here.

Thursday, August 9, 2018 Sustainable Ag 103 600-900PM
Lomax Farm, Atando Road, Concord, NC
Sustainable Ag 103 began July 26. Contact me for details.
Demand for sustainable or organically grown products continues to increase. USDA Certified Organic produce is in short supply at all major grocery stores. Opportunities abound IF you can produce a quality product, grow in sufficient quantities, and know the proper marketing channels. I’ve been teaching farmers to cultivate profit since 1996. Come join us at the Lomax Farm to learn how to grow good food in a certified organic farm. We’re going to be on a working farm, so dress appropriately. That includes dressing for hot, humid weather. Closed toed shoes are required on the farm. This is a hands on class. Be prepared for most of the class to be in the field. Your own water bottle is recommended, as is sunscreen and a hat.

Friday, August 10, 2018 Matthews, NC
I’m available for home and farm consultations in the Charlotte, NC area. Contact me here.

Saturday, August 11, 2018 9AM-12PM, Matthews, NC
This time of year I may be at Renfrow Hardware, working at the Farm, or simply enjoying a coffee at Brakeman’s. Regardless of where I am, you can always stop by and find out more ways to enjoy your garden. Come see me!

How can I help you?

Summer is here, and so are the challenges of heat, humidity, and who knows what with rainfall. That’s where I come in. 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 in a home landscape consultation, 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.

Remember to enjoy your garden, because THAT’S what makes you a Successful Gardener! Hope to see you sometime this week!

Peace, Grace, & Love,
Jeff

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