This article in the Rhino on dealing with local hunger could have discussed the County Farm but does not yet put it in the picture. https://www.rhinotimes.com/news/county-cars-and-buildings-enlisted-in-fight-against-pandemic-hunger/ The County Farm is a player in local food supply issues thanks to folks like V Small who is using two greenhouses for the B.E.S.T. Project [Brothers Excelling with Self-Sufficiency to Thrive]Continue reading “When will folks start seeing the County Farm as part of the local food picture?”
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Join us and the Birds!
This Saturday, April 24th – Joe Donahue will be leading a masked and socially distant bird walk starting at 8 am from the parking lot off Amick Road,* Elon 27244. Spaces are limited. We will explore a new location.
Commissioners show interest!
Three new Commissioners toured County Farm with John Gladstone. Mary Beth Murphy is the new Commissioner for District 4 where the County Farm is located; fellow new Commissioners James Upchurch and Carly Cooke toured with her. We are grateful to all three for their interest.
View Birds on the Farm!
Bird Walk this Saturday – Joe Donahue will be leading a masked and socially distant bird walk this Saturday, March 27th, starting at 8 am from the parking lot at 7315 Howerton Road, Elon 27244. Spaces are limited. Wear shoes for walking in wet fields.
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””
139 and counting…
It’s not a just a farm; it’s a natural habitat for birds! 139 different species so far have been logged along Howerton Road. Take a look for your self! Bird Species Check List Pictured: Wilson’s Snipe