Archive for September, 2013

Annual Pot Luck Picnic

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Thank You Potluck BBQ Picnic

Picnic Highlights: The Hort Society had a great time at our picnic this year. We had BBQ from Smoking Barrels Restaurant that was delicious! All of the member brought food was tasty!! We enjoyed visiting with each other (and visiting with a few pooches), the weather as well the beautiful Suson Park, and the lovely fire Rex made. We couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. Thanks to Kathy and Rex for putting this together.

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Liberty Farm Field Trip

Liberty Farm Field Trip: Sunday, September 22, 2013, 9:00 am

If you ever wanted to grow your own organic produce or wondered what it takes to raise organic produce this field trip is for you. Chris from Liberty Farm has invited us to tour his farm. Liberty Farm uses sustainable farming practices to ensure a rich and healthy environment for all. At Liberty Farm they believe in healthy farms, healthy people and a healthy planet.

Field Trip Highlights:

Chris at Liberty Farm did a fantastic job of filling us in on the “ins and outs” of organic farming. It was interesting to see how he laid out his crops to utilized his fairly small space, maximizing how much he could grow. We learned a great way to stake tomato plants with a cross string method and how to use burlap bags on newly planted crops to cut down on weeds.  Chris is working on a newly built hoop house which will extend his growing season. He grows everything without harmful chemicals. It is great to know that there are farmers who care about both the land and the people they feed.

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