New Year brings us prosperity, with a little luck

Published 10:17am Wednesday, January 2, 2013

The workshop will cover the basics of breeding poultry for vigor, appearance and purpose (eggs, meat or dual purpose), and will be applicable to beginners and long-time chicken keepers alike. For more information or to register, call 828-894-2281 or email stephen@polkcountyfarms.org.

Finally, learn to grow your own produce with Lee Mink of LEAP Farm and Lynn Ronzello of Thunder Ridge Farm. This Jan. 11 and Jan. 12, they are offering a Sustainable Farming and Gardening Workshop. Over a two-day intensive workshop with both classroom time and field time, you will learn a high-yield system of growing in local soil and weather conditions and using time-tested organic methods.  The course covers bed making, composting, soil amendments and soil blocks.  Lee and Lynn have gardened and farmed in this area, collectively, for more than 25 years.  They will share with you what to plant and when to plant it. They have unique, conservation-minded tips and tricks to share for irrigation practices:  how to grow more with less.

The timeframe is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Classroom time is in Tryon at the newly developing shared-use commercial kitchen at 835 N. Trade St.  Field time is on Leap Farm in Mill Spring.  For more information or to register, call 828-817-2308 or email info@mannacabanna.com

We have an abundance of natural resources and mild climate offering opportunity for a purpose-filled, prosperous life here in the foothills.  When we seize these opportunities, we make a comfortable place for prosperity to feel welcomed and remain.

Have a happy and purpose-filled 2013!

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