On Saturday, Sept. 29, Ladybug Farms will host a field day on Minerals, Healthy Soils and Nutrition from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The field day is designed for Eaters interested in learning more about nutrient dense foods and for Hobby and Market Growers that grow healthy food. Come hear presentations from Doug Towery & Dan Wallace of the USDA, Nutritionist Cara-Lee Langston and Farmer Terri Jagger Blincoe.
FIELD DAY AGENDA:
Small Grower Programs & Initiatives 10-10:30
Soil Health: Managing the Soil Food Web 10:45-11:15
Soil Tests, Minerals & Building Soil 11:30-12
Ladybug Farms Tour 1-2
Optimize your Health with Nutrient-Dense Foods 2:15-3
Registration cost is $5, which includes a farm fresh lunch prepared by Fromage.
If you have additional questions or have dietary accommodations, please contact Kim McCollum at 706-894-1591; or email@example.com.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Eat healthy this summer with a weekly basket of farm fresh produce grown right here in Rabun County. Heirloom varieties of beets, carrots, cucumbers, beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes (of course) and more! Two weekly Clayton pickup options - Mondays from 4:30-6 at the Rabun County Public Library and Thursdays from 10-12 at the Rock House Park. Weekly deliveries begin the last week in May and continue 15 weeks through the first of September. The CSA Program includes 7-9 different seasonal items each week and more than 40 produce items throughout the season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 706-782-7244 for more information or to sign up.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Georgia Water Coalition, a statewide coalition of over 200 organizations dedicated to protecting and preserving Georgia's waterways, has named Ladybug Farms as one of their inaugural Clean 13 honorees. The gravity fed rainwater harvesting system in place at Ladybug Farms captures more than 32,000 gallons of rainwater to irrigate crops over a 3/4 acre growing area. Click on the link below to watch the short YouTube video that highlights the work of all the award recipients. https://youtu.be/Qy_QHqzLDsU. An award ceremony honoring all recipients will be held March 8, 2018. Exciting!!
Monday, April 10, 2017
Exciting news to share indeed! Ladybug Farms has been awarded a Tiny House that was built by UGA Sustainable Building Design students and funded by Georgia Organics. The Tiny House will be used as housing for folks that attend Adult & Family Farm Camp at Ladybug Farms. For more information about 2-4 Night Tiny House stays at a Working Organic Farm please email email@example.com.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Ladybug Farms recently became the first USDA Certified Organic Hay Supplier in Georgia as part of the Georgia Organics 100 Farms Campaign. The hay is a fescue grass mix which has been amended with white clover and vetch to increase nutritional value. This hay is ideal for feeding to small herds of goats and sheep that are pursuing organic certification. It is also an excellent option for folks seeking a chemical and fertilizer free mulch in their vegetable garden beds as well as for making biodynamic compost.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Ladybug Farms has again been invited as the Farm Partner in the Dave Matthews Band Farm to Family program. The band will perform at Lakewood Ampitheatre on May 30th. Extra exciting this year is the Northeast Georgia Food Bank will be the Food Bank Partner. The Farm to Family program was established by REVERB and each year raises over $100K nationwide for Local Farms and Community Food Banks. Volunteers collect canned food items and donations for refillable Brita water bottles at the concert, the money is directed to the Farm who then donate produce in kind throughout the growing season to the Food Bank partner. For more information check out http://www.reverb.org/DMB/farmfood.html.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The taste test was part of the Northeast Georgia Farm to School program sponsored by Georgia Organics.