Month: February 2017

Winter Harvest February 25, 2017

Tyger River Smart Farm is back! Presents 9:00 — Opening Bell 9:00-12:00 Kids activity with Converse College 9:00-12:00 Free health screening with Sherman College of Chiropractic 9:00-12:00 Canning demonstrations with Clemson Extension 9:00-12:00 Buy a $2.00 raffle ticket for a chance to win a water bath canner. Vendors Belue Farm: Raw Milk, Grass fed beef, traditional fermentations…
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Urban Farm Updates February 23rd, 2017

Fun on the Farm Did you know? Vanilla flavoring comes from the pod of an orchid, Vanilla planifolia. And although the pods are called vanilla beans, they’re more closely related to corn than actual green beans. What’s Growing on? This has been a super busy week on the Urban Farm, from getting rows prepared and planted…
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Urban Farm Updates February 16th, 2017

Fun on the Farm Did you know? Soybeans are used for more than just food? Soybeans are an important ingredient in the production of crayons! One acre of soybeans can make 82,368 crayons! Soybean oil is also used to run the hydraulic elevators in the Statue of Liberty! Pretty cool, huh?!! What’s Growing on Around Here?…
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Urban Farm Updates February 9, 2017

Fun on the Farm: Did you know? Studies have shown that plants grow better (bigger and stronger) when they are spoken and sung to?? A study was done by Penn State University, and then later tested by MythBusters to put this housewives tale to the test. Home Gardeners have long claimed that their plants grow better, and…
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Greenhouse Gardening

  Join us at the Urban Farm for an introductory winter gardening class! We will be discussing greenhouse growing habits for a successful greenhouse. Topics will include maintenance and care of a greenhouse, selecting what plants to grow, when to start your seed, and finding your ideal greenhouse temperature through ventilating and heating. We will also investigate microgreens;…
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