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”

Hiking Trails nearing completion

The hiking trails are closer to being ready and things are looking good for a potential spring opening. We have Robert McNiece and Matt Wallace of the County to thank for moving this idea along and working to see great trails are created. We also have many Mountain to See Trail [MST] volunteers headed up by Greg Yahn  to thankContinue reading “Hiking Trails nearing completion”

What does this mean for the County Farm?

Newspaper: Rhino Times Editor: Scott D Yost Guilford County government may have a brand new department soon – a Guilford County Parks and Recreation Department. Currently, the county’s parks operations fall under the Guilford County Facilities, Parks and Property Management Department, but now the Board of Commissioners is strongly considering a move that would breakContinue reading “What does this mean for the County Farm?”

Prison Farm Canine Hotel

Rhino Times Scott D. Yost, County Editor Wednesday, April 06, 2016 11:20 PM The Guilford County Sheriff’s Department plans to build a bare bones hotel on the old Prison Farm property to be used – for free, whenever needed – by 13 of the department’s most popular and distinguished investigators. The structure, which will be builtContinue reading “Prison Farm Canine Hotel”

Counterpoint: Rich Fork needs champion like Bridges

Posted: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 12:00 am By Harriette Saunders It was a pleasure to meet and learn about N.C. Wildlife Habitat Foundation Executive Director Eddie Bridges via Richard Barron’s recent article (“A Voice for the Wilderness,” front page, Dec. 20). I so admire Mr. Bridges’ advocacy for preserving the Guilford County prison farm forContinue reading “Counterpoint: Rich Fork needs champion like Bridges”

Guilford commissioners intrigued but not jumping at new prison farm proposal

Posted: Saturday, November 7, 2015 8:00 pm By Richard M. Barron GREENSBORO — Eddie Bridges didn’t create much of a stir when he stepped up to the microphone. His rumpled short-sleeve shirt, barely-combed gray hair and country twang are his camouflage. Last Thursday, when Bridges read two pages in the three minutes allotted toContinue reading “Guilford commissioners intrigued but not jumping at new prison farm proposal”