A Seed for Every Season

By: Farming Bards, a Hapeville, GA Local Initiative

Can you plant anything when it is hot and raining like this summer in Hapeville? I went on a research expedition to find out!

Apparently, according to the Planting Calendar created for gardeners by Georgia Organics, now is the best time for planting arugula lettuce, summer squash and snap beans. I honestly was relieved to see that there are still vegetables we can plant right away, because it’s time for us to get our garden started! We have decided to talk to everyone in Hapeville, whether it’s schools, church leaders, or the City Council, who can help us find a small piece of land to use to create a community garden. We want to get started doing what we’re all about at Farming Bards, bringing new friends together to enjoy nature and have fun getting to know each other.

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Breaking ground and planting seeds for a great New Year

Hello! We are Farming Bards, a new organization dedicated to bringing the people of our community closer to the Earth and to each other. We feel that strengthening our connection to our natural world and building friendships with our neighbors is absolutely vital. Technology and fast paced lifestyles can make us very lonely and disconnected from each other, which can lead to so many problems. We also are eating much less naturally grown foods, and not taking advantage of what many of us have right behind our homes—land on which we can grow our own delicious fruits and vegetables. Why can’t we all get together as friends and grow food together? We can! And we are starting this year in our own city, Hapeville, Georgia!

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