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“What’s all the Buzz About? Make a Beeline to Ashton Gardens and Find Out”

 

June 04, 2013
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Ashton Gardens
260 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
Sugar Hill , GA 30518
http://www.ashtongardens.com/atlanta/event-venues.aspx
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Joe Reynolds of Gaia Gardens/Love is Love Farm has been growing good food and community for the last 9 years.  He began working with Crystal Organic Farm in Newborn, GA to learn practices for producing diversified vegetables.  Following that first farm job at Crystal Organic, Joe, along with his sweetheart, Judith Winfrey, undertook the job of stewarding the Glover Family Farm, a 3 acre diversified vegetable farm in Douglasville, GA. 

During that time, he began to develop a vocabulary for surviving and rebuilding after flooding in 2009, helping to train new and young farmers, developing successful strategies for being a land-less farmer, and running a profitable business.  Starting in 2011, Love is Love Farm has found a home at the Gaia Gardens in Decatur, GA, growing on a 2 acre urban farm that includes seasonal, diversified vegetables, an orchard including blueberries, figs, and grapes, as well as honey bees and shiitake mushroom producing logs.  Believing that diversity is the master plan for success on farms, the farm utilizes soil-building practices that include crop rotation, cover cropping, compost production, and conservation tillage strategies.

 You can learn: 
*diversity on organic farms
*the role of bees and their work from a farmers perspective
*the co-evolution with honey bees as well as their mystical nature

 

 

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$20.00 Your Height in Raffle Tickets!

$10.00 Raffle Tickets - The Length of Your Arm!

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$60.00 Guest Ticket
$75.00 after 9:00 pm May 29

$40.00 Member Ticket
$55.00 after 9:00 pm May 29