Event Ideas: Boosting Attendance = More $$$$

By |August 15th, 2019|Linwood|

Greetings! We are just coming off of our big event for the season - Linwood Alive's annual Farm to Fork Dinner, where this year we raised over $5000.  Time is donated by decorators, chefs, musicians, yoga teachers and more. Watching the pillars of our community band together to get this event underway is always amazing,

Taters!

By |July 15th, 2019|Linwood, Uncategorized|

I'm not sure our Linwood Community Daycare kids know how great they have it!  Below are some photos of the little ones harvesting potatoes...taters!  Red taters, purple taters and regular old normal taters!  Once again, we won the battle against those awful Colorado Potato Beetles.  Mechanical beetle control is something I was never fond of

Beets Beats

By |June 15th, 2019|Linwood|

Happy June!  I don't have a ton to share with you because it has been freeeeezing here and our veggies have yet to start growing.  The overnight low was 23!  Not very garden-friendly, that's for sure.  We're thankful for low tunnels. So, instead, I'm going to tell you that we REALLY like bribing people into

April Showers Bring May….Snow

By |May 15th, 2019|Linwood, Uncategorized|

Why do I feel like I have written this EXACT title in years past???  I will have to go back and check!  Despite all the wonky weather check out this comparison: The first was 4 years ago today, and the second was taken a few weeks ago...before there was MORE snow in the forecast.  We

Straight to Summer

By |May 15th, 2018|Linwood|

After a relentless and seemingly never ending winter we have skipped right over spring and are now slugging through the heat of Summer. Thank goodness for our high tunnel or our gardens would be in jeopardy. Our little valley has recently endured every type of weather in the last month from snow, strong winds, rain,

Growing kids love growing kale

By |April 15th, 2018|Linwood, Uncategorized|

Hello fellow gardeners! Spring has not yet sprung here in the mountains of West Virginia. Winter has been relentless, for the past past month we have had four nor'easters roll through. But with even more cold temperatures and the looming possibility of snow we are more determined than ever to start planning and planting our

The Importance of Cover Crops

By |October 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Greetings fellow Grow-ers! For those of you who might not be familiar with cover crop use, a cover crop is planted not for food purposes (generally) but for many other beneficial reasons: to introduce nutrients to the soil, control erosion, combat weeds, pests and disease, improve soil quality and generally help with garden sustainability. It

First Fridays and Farewells

By |September 15th, 2017|Linwood|

I would like to take this month’s blog to really focus on the things that we have found great success with this and past seasons. I spend a significant amount of time thinking about our opportunities for improvement (a MUCH nicer way of saying failures!), and as I say goodbye to our summer gardens and

Garlic Braids

By |August 15th, 2017|Linwood|

Last week, the Linwood Community Daycare had an absolutely record week of produce sales....over $500!  If only we could do that EVERY week!  The really interesting thing is that we are just starting to get bigger harvests out of our gardens.  We have had an extraordinarily slow growing season - tomatoes and peppers are not