Gardens of Fairview 2017 Tour — Getting to Know Our Growers

Gardens of Fairview 2017 Tour — Getting to Know Our Growers

As my AmeriCorps Project Conserve service with OGS winds down, I have a lot of fond memories of the food and farm folk I’ve met in the last eleven months. One such opportunity was the Gardens of Fairview Tour in June. The tour has grown beyond a focus on food security to include arts and crafts as well as presentations on community gardening, attracting butterflies, caring for bees, green building and permaculture, and year-round gardening. It’s a shared vision creating community around food and the places in which people grow it. Love it!

KAIROS

KAIROS

The Greeks have a term for “the right and opportune moment.” Kairos is that place on the precipice of change from which, if we so choose, old assumptions give way to a deeper, more authentic worldview.

Help Save Lomax Farm

Help Save Lomax Farm

After taking a workshop at the 2013 OGS Spring Conference offered by Aaron Newton, manager of the Elma C Lomax Incubator Farm in Cabarrus County, I went to visit it, and was duly impressed by what I saw:  not only young farmers-in-training with space and means to...