Author: Kim Hines

HOME GARDENING EDUCATION – WE CALL IT “HUNDREDS IN HARRISBURG”

One of our most popular adult educational programs is now in its third summer! Many know it simply as “that Garden Program, but we call it “Hundreds in Harrisburg.” Since 2015, we’ve installed more than 200 raised bed gardens at people’s homes throughout that neighborhood. Participating families and church groups are growing a whole range of fruits and vegetables this season, and some are even starting to add fruit trees and grape vines. The whole program is part of G.R.O.W. Harrisburg.  GROW stands for “Growing ouR Own Wellness,” and – indeed – we are doing just...

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HEALTHY SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS, AT THE VEGGIE PARK MARKET

We are blessed with a small but incredibly dedicated and talented group of volunteers – working out of Icebox Urban Farm – to cook and serve the healthiest summer kids meals (free of charge) for all the youngsters who come to the Veggie Park Farmers Market.  On top of all that, they also create fun outdoor activities as well. To help support this summer-long effort, please come meet these fabulous people at the market … Tuesdays, 4:30pm-7pm, 109 Eve Street,...

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VOLUNTEERS BRAVE FOREBODING SKIES, STRAWBERRY PICKING AT CLYDES FRESH PRODUCE

The day included a threatening sky and a super wet weather forecast, but volunteers came out to the Strawberry Picking Crop Mob at Clyde’s Fresh Produce anyway!  And the heavens held back as they did!   Big thanks to the dozens who generously shared their time to help harvest the last of the season’s berries for this Certified Naturally Grown farmer located in Grovetown, GA....

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LEARNING TO TRELLIS, AT THE VINEYARD GIVING FARM WITH HELMS COLLEGE

Culinary students from Helms College use the Vineyard Giving Farm as a learning venue in which to learn some horticulture and farm-to-table basics.  All the food grown at the gardens is then donated to the food pantry across the street, owned and operated by the Vineyard Church of Augusta. This week:  trellis making in many forms! Next week: low-maintenance irrigation...

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LOCAL FOODS COOK OUT AT CABELA’S

Farmer Alesha Gonzales of Urban Grange Farm spent the day grilling alongside the folks at Cabela’s last weekend, all promoting local foods! Together they shared secrets for using their snazzy outdoor cooking equipment and offered some tasty free samples too! Tidbits included meats from Savannah River Farms, veggies from Clyde’s Fresh Produce, East Georgia Produce, Lazy Willow Farm, Urban Grange Farm and Icebox Urban Farm. We’re grateful to Cabela’s for being such a great supporter of our efforts this year, including the donation of kids fishing poles for our “Teach a Kid to Fish” activities at the Veggie Park...

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