Monday, April 7, 2014

CSA Cabbagetown 2014

Eat healthy this summer with a weekly basket of farm fresh produce.  Heirloom varieties of beets, carrots, cucumbers, beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes (of course) and more! Weekly delivery begins on Tuesday, May 20 and continues 14 weeks through Tuesday, August 19. Program includes 7-9 different seasonal items each week and more than 40 items throughout the season. Pick up is in Cabbagetown at the H Building Patio of the Stacks on Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm. Please email terri@ladybugfarms.net for more information or to sign up.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

6th Annual Seed Starting Workshop


Join Ladybug Farms as we say hello to spring at our 6th Annual Seed Starting Workshop.  Offered on two different days: Saturday, March 22 from 2-4 pm and again on Sunday, March 23 from 2-4 pm (pick one). Starting your own seeds is a great way to build confidence in your food growing abilities and select the varieties you most want to grow (and eat). Each student leaves with a planted tray of seeds (heirloom tomatoes, squash, cukes and more) for your garden. Cost: $20.  To register call 706-782-7244 or send an email to terri@ladybugfarms.net.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

USDA Innovations Field Day

This field day at Ladybug Farms on Saturday, June 29 from 9-3 will highlight progressive on-farm technology involving gravity-fed irrigation systems, a passive solar sunroom and portable electric fencing for deer/bear control.  Doug Towery from NRCS will update attendees on USDA resources, representatives from Georgia Organics will present on local and statewide nutrition initiatives and Terri Jagger Blincoe of Ladybug Farms will conduct farm tours and discuss pest management tips and tricks. 

This event is FREE and Open to the Public and will take place Rain or Shine!  Optional local farm-fresh lunch (registration needed in advance - $5 pay at the "door") provided by Fromage.  To register, please visit  http://georgiaorganics.org/goevent/innovations-in-organic-farming/

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Passive Solar Sunspace

Been hard at work on a passive solar sunspace to start the farm seedlings.  Oriented to the South and protected from the Northwest winds, the space has a gravel floor and several 50 gallon water barrels to collect daytime heat and release at night and includes a wall of doubled paneled windows repurposed from the Clayton Habitat for Humanity Store to maximize sunlight.  We held a small Blessing Ceremony on February 2 - in the midst of a snow storm!  Ha - Mother Nature has a sense of humor :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

West Oak High School FFA Club Talk

The West Oak High School FFA (Future Farmers of America) Club in Westminster, SC invited Ladybug Farms to speak to their club about life as a female organic farmer.  43 students were in attendance and learned about the components of a sustainable farming enterprise, permaculture, marketing through a CSA and the benefits of eating food in season that is both organic and grown locally.  Thank you FFA students - the evening was quite fun!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

GAPP to Tour Ladybug Farms


The Georgia Association of Plant Pathologists (GAPP) will meet in Dillard, GA this year. A symposium on Plant Disease Management in Organic Production Systems will be the focus of the meeting. Members of GAPP include plant pathologists and related scientists from various State Universities, USDA, and the Agriculture Industry. As part of this years conference, participants will tour Ladybug Farms for a hands on look at crop rotation, companion planting, greenhouse management practices and the gravity fed rainwater irrigation system made possible through the NRCS program within the USDA.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Gravity Fed Rainwatering System Presentation

Please join Ladybug Farms this Saturay, October 8 at 2 pm for a presentation on Gravity Fed Rainwatering Systems. In the spring of 2011 Ladybug Farms installed a gravity fed rainwater system capable of storing up to 6000 gallons and then delivering rainwater through a 300 foot run and 17 foot drop in elevation to two 1/4 acre fields and a greenhouse. The presentation is free and open to the public and will be held at the Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, NC. For information call: (828) 389-8401. Event Funded by: The Fred A. Moss Charity Trust