The Guilford Urban Farming – Greenhouse Now Open

Greenhouses are being put to great use!  The Guilford Urban Farming Initiative is now using one.  As Paula Sieber, Executive Director, explains: Our mission is to grow local and urban agriculture, improve community health and wealth while reducing socioeconomic and health disparities, to explore concepts of food sovereignty within an urban setting while promoting food justice, environmental justiceContinue reading “The Guilford Urban Farming – Greenhouse Now Open”

Real-LYF More Than Just Growing Plants

 Real-LYF,  locally owned and operated, is filling another greenhouse with gorgeous plants.  Dennis Kirk describes the business this way…  In a world of corporate buyouts and mergers, small, local businesses are on the verge of extinction, especially within the plant-scaping industry.  Consequently Real-LYF evolved from just that. We are a locally owned and operated company exclusiveContinue reading “Real-LYF More Than Just Growing Plants”

Bridging the Spillway at the County Farm!

A new bridge for the Mountains-to-Sea spur trail is now open at the County Farm.  Dustin Maclean who runs the Farm says this foot bridge was a joint enterprise of County workers.  Linda Dunn with Salander is one of many who are happy to avoid sloshing through the pond’s spillway. To learn about the Mountains-to-Sea trailContinue reading “Bridging the Spillway at the County Farm!”

Pumpkin Eating Contest – Goat Style!

Well, if you thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder that it already is, think again. This year – since most of your usual Halloween plans are probably nixed anyway – you actually see goats at a former prison farm eating discarded carved pumpkins that accumulated during a pumpkin carving competition among county parks staff. Yep,Continue reading “Pumpkin Eating Contest – Goat Style!”

Be a volunteer at the “Big Pick”

Guilford County Farm is repeating last year’s successful “Big Pick” grape picking, which donated thousands of pounds of grapes to local food banks and shelters for those in need. We will have our first volunteer pick this year on Saturday, September 30th and another on Saturday October 7th. Come to 7315 Howerton Road, Elon, 9 am to 12:30pm. If youContinue reading “Be a volunteer at the “Big Pick””

Help Needed: Mountains to Sea Trail

The Mountains to Sea Trail at the County Farm is still being groomed for a soon to be announced opening. If you can help out with grooming it on the August 12 workday, please let Greg Yahn know. He writes:  We will be doing mostly Trail Maintenance on multiple trails – along the Haw River andContinue reading “Help Needed: Mountains to Sea Trail”

Host your next event at the farm!

John Gladstone with Guilford County Parks has purchased a  20 x 20 tent to host interested groups on the property. Guilford County Parks is in the process of beautifying the area behind the greenhouses and will be ready for events soon. The beautiful waterside facility is available for rent by contacting John below:  John Gladstone Guilford CountyContinue reading “Host your next event at the farm!”

Trail Building Day~April 8, 2017

Mountain to Sea folks are having another trail building day at the County Farm. Here are the details from Greg Yahn… We will be back at the Guilford County Farm doing new trail and making improvements to the existing trail. The property is just North of Gibsonville, NC. Please let me know if you plan toContinue reading “Trail Building Day~April 8, 2017”

Plant sale starting April 1st

Plants for Sale at County Farm Greenhouse  —  Starting Saturday, April 1st  and continuing for the next several week-ends until sold out, garden plants and flowers will be available in the 3rd greenhouse,  Ed Shubert who has grown them will be there Thursdays and Fridays from 9-6 and Saturdays from 8-5.  The plants look great! ComeContinue reading “Plant sale starting April 1st”