Tryon Farm Institute is Growing!
2019 marks a new era for TFI with a new board energized to connect people with nature through responsible land use, diverse educational programs, an exchange of ideas and research opportunities. Please join us as we educate, explore, createand grow this year.
A key part of TFI’s mission is education. To fulfill that mission we are introducing the Garden Talk Series – Six interactive workshops, including gardening techniques and design, permaculture principles, foraging and wild edibles walks, make and take bouquet, invasive plant and land management issues. Guest lecturers include Betsy Elsaesser, Christine Maloney, Lyndsay Ploehn and Justin Sule.
The Make and Take Bouquet Workshop is $25 and limited to 12 spots. www.lyndsaysflowers.com
All other workshops are a suggested donation of $15 adults / $8 kids
Please RSVP– Please email your name and the program you are interested in to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, in other news, TFI is embarking on a great adventure with the barnyard – Hugelkultur! The south lawn of the historic Tryon Farm Barn is a great place for TFI to educate and develop sustainable land practices in our own ecosystem. The Hugelkultur Garden Project will be a multi-year program where we will transform the former dairy farm barnyard into a vibrant green space featuring creative beds of native plants, flowers, herbs and vegetables.
Hugelkulturhttps://www.permaculture.co.uk/articles/many-benefits-hugelkultur farming technique consists of building a mound or raised bed from decaying wood debris to improve soil fertility, water retention, and soil warming. This will allow us to utilize our ample local resources to create a sustainable, productive garden.
You can support the Tryon Farm Institute Hugelkultur Garden Project and other farm happenings by signing up for our email distribution.
Join us here: www.tfinstitute.org