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Thursday, November 20, 2014
News from a grower growing growers
Eight degrees this morning! We
are in denial about temperatures reaching down to single digits this
early in the season and hope our crops are too. We still have a lot of
growing to do this winter with lettuce, carrots, beets, turnips, kale,
spinach, brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower still in the ground
sizing for harvest. We sometimes question our sanity for pushing the
crops this time of year, but it is oh, so worth it with the sweetness
and the quality we get. We have come to enjoy the fresh vegetables of
winter so much that we hardly notice the numb fingers we get harvesting
in these conditions!
Fall Broccoli, cabbage and brussels sprouts alongside of seeded clover cover crop
Lynnita prepared a fabulous, farm-fresh, plant based meal for our SARE guests.
With the cold weather upon us we have some of our crops snuggled into their low and high tunnels.
recently granted the funds by the NRCS High Tunnel program to erect two
new 20'X52' high tunnels to expand our production. We will be reimbursed
for all of the cost of this project by a special USDA fund that is
intended to encourage more local food production. This funding is even
available to families that do not intend to grow for market. To see if
you can qualify, use the link below.
We have a new open pollinated, non-gmo heirloom grain corn variety now available on our website. Click here
for details about our Boone County White, the most productive corn we
have grown. Some single ears yielded 3/4 of a pound of grain
A nice late-October lettuce crop on its way to market and the local schools
I have just returned from the first annual conference of the newly formed Adventist Agriculture Association
held in Dickson, TN. It was very well attended and seemed to provide a
blessing for all. Five days of meetings and training tracks covered
topics of interest to home gardeners, market farmers and institutional
program leaders. It was a huge success and you can watch the website for opportunities to purchase recordings of the meetings.
With interest in agriculture training at a high point
we have decided to offer our email Newsletter subscribers the
opportunity to purchase our six DVD training set at a $20 discount.
This offer is only available through the link in this email below, but
feel free to forward this to others that might be interested. The
regular price through our website is $119.95 Our
6 DVD instructional video set covers key principles about soil
management, plant pathology, pest and weed control, and how to select
and save seed. This
set contains some of the core material taught in our week long on-site
farm training program. Over 9 hours of instruction along with download
study guides and printable lists of resources are included. The
scientifically proven concepts and practices explained in these videos
are the essential keys to your success in growing food, whether you are
an experienced market farmer or just planting your first garden.
Everything taught in this series will work 100% of the time and is
applicable anywhere on the globe. Gain the benefit of learning the most
important lessons I have gleaned from over 45 years of highly
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Bob Gregory is the Executive Director of Berea Gardens Agriculture Centerwhere he teaches classes in sustainable agriculture and manages a diversified vegan organic farm. He has more than 35 years of agricultural background in farm management and has worked as a certified crop consultant with extensive experience from coast to coast throughout North and South America. Berea Gardens Agriculture Centerprovides information and educational resources for Christian agricultural efforts around the world.