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?”
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.
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.
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.
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
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”
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”
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”
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”