August has been a very busy month for us here at the Scott Christian Care Center. This month we went to Carl and Sherry Shafer’s Farm. Carl shared with us about extending the garden season.
Interesting fact that he shared with us: Green beans are nitrogen fixers the roots of the bean have rhizobium – soil bacteria that fix nitrogen after becoming established inside root nodules of legumes.
How to plant tomatoes
French marigolds keep bugs out of garden
How to get your onions to grow bigger
How many leaves on a plant before you transplant
How and when to fertilize
Is sulfur water okay to water your garden
These and many more questions were answered. Carl also talked about High Tunnels, Compost and cover crops. He was able to share all of this with us as we toured his operation and High Tunnel. We would like to thank Carl and Sherry Shafer for allowing us to come to their home. We left with a lot of knowledge and inspiration!
OE and Dorma Hamock, participants of Grow Appalachia, brought tomatoes from their garden to share with the gardeners.
Harvest shared from the Justice Center
SCCC will be opening a Dental Clinic to the community who cannot afford dental care. We are so excited as they hang the new sign!