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Post  ralitaco on 4/2/2016, 12:40 am

I saw that there is an Herb and Garden Fair going on in Wilmington, NC this weekend.

http://www.poplargrove.org/festivals/herb-garden-fair/

They are having classes and on Saturday at 2PM:
Tim Matthews, representing NC Cooperative Extension: “Square Foot Gardening”

I may have to get over there to see if he knows what he's talking about study

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Post  sanderson on 4/2/2016, 2:40 am

Sounds like a good event to attend.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/2/2016, 8:02 am

Wish I could join you!!

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Post  ralitaco on 4/2/2016, 11:10 am

I'm planning on going. maybe I can get some transplants and/or seeds.
Also, it will be interesting to meet other SFG'ers or at least people interested in it.
I may even try to get some folks to come here

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Post  ralitaco on 4/4/2016, 12:09 am

Just a quick update on the Herb & Garden Fair and the SFG class. I will start with the class and finish with some photos...(exciting, I know)

There were about 10 of us who attended the class. Most everyone had a garden but only 1 other couple ever did SFG. The gentleman who taught the class works for the NC Cooperative Extension and he said he learned about the SFG method about 3 years ago. He did an pretty good job. He hit most of the highlights and seemed to have a general knowledge of the SFG process. He is not a certified SFG instructor and I think that would have made a big difference. (I did chime in to be sure the audience knew they wanted the ANSFG book.)

As for the Fair, it was rather nice. There were several vendors from different nurseries/farms from around the state with their starts. I was amazed at how many different varieties of tomatoes there were. Also there were several vendors that only did herbs - some for eating and some for medicinal purposes. Lots of garden art and of course lots of great people.

Here are some photos my award winning photographer wife took:












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Post  sanderson on 4/4/2016, 5:12 am

Thank you for the report and beautiful photos. The house in the last photo. Is that where the event was hosted? I would have had a hard time resisting buying some of those plants.

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Post  ralitaco on 4/4/2016, 8:07 am

Yes that is the house at Poplar Grove plantation.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/4/2016, 10:18 pm

VERY nice! Looks like you had a good time!

LOVE those pink azaleas...

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Post  ralitaco on 4/5/2016, 12:04 am

Yes we had a very nice time; at least until I started to carry out the plants. That was a catch 22...could have used a cart to carry them all, but then I would have bought more...

And yes the azaleas are blooming all over. Next week is Wilmington's Azalea festival

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Post  ralitaco on 4/5/2016, 10:47 am

I almost forgot about this...
Organic Underworld was a vendor at the fair and they were selling these shirts:


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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/6/2016, 9:28 am

CUTE!

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Post  ralitaco on 4/6/2016, 5:02 pm

I could see that as a baby's onesie (sp?)

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Re: Herb & Garden Fair - Wilmington, NC

Post  walshevak on 4/7/2016, 6:49 pm

I went to this annual even 3 yrs ago.  Got a beautiful Japanese Maple. 

AS a follow up on this post, Poplar Grove has in the past hosted a farmer's market every Wed morning for the past umpty ump years.  Ralitico, I heard the market might not be running this year.  Have you seen or head anything.  Sure hope they found the funding to keep it open.

Shelton Herb Farms out of Leland is always there.  I got pepper plants from her last year, but at the actual farm.

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Post  walshevak on 4/7/2016, 6:52 pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/1070376673015307/?ref=25&sid_reminder=1827955858047238144&action_history=null




For my fellow Wilmington NC gardeners, plant sale event run by the Extension Office.  April 8, 9, 10

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Post  walshevak on 4/7/2016, 6:57 pm

@sanderson wrote:Thank you for the report and beautiful photos.  The house in the last photo.  Is that where the event was hosted?  I would have had a hard time resisting buying some of those plants.

The house is a popular tourist spot and open to the public.  It is beautiful in the spring.  I any of you ever visit the area, check it out

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Post  walshevak on 4/7/2016, 7:00 pm

@ralitaco wrote:  The gentleman who taught the class works for the NC Cooperative Extension and he said he learned about the SFG method about 3 years ago. He did an pretty good job. He hit most of the highlights and seemed to have a general knowledge of the SFG process. He is not a certified SFG instructor and I think that would have made a big difference. (I did chime in to be sure the audience knew they wanted the ANSFG book.)

 
That was about the time I went in there to ask about compost sources and started talking about
SFG.  I have volunteered to speak, but never got called and I'm not the only certified instructor in the area.

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Post  ralitaco on 4/7/2016, 8:45 pm

Thanks for the heads up about the plant sale. I will have to try to make it over there.

As for the farmers market, I haven't heard anything but I will pay attention when I go by next wednesday

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Post  ralitaco on 4/9/2016, 10:57 am

@walshevak wrote:Poplar Grove has in the past hosted a farmer's market every Wed morning for the past umpty ump years.  Ralitico, I heard the market might not be running this year.  Have you seen or head anything. 
The Farmer's Market opens April 13th.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 4/10/2016, 2:01 pm

@ralitaco wrote:Yes that is the house at Poplar Grove plantation.

Beautiful, RT! Your wife did a good job!

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Post  ralitaco on 4/17/2016, 12:23 am

Thanks SR.

Poplar Grove

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