Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms
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Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms

Looking Forward to Cooler Weather!

Posted on September 10th, 2019
Right now it is hot, but we are working hard to get our cool weather crops in the ground. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, collards and more! If we can protect them from the bugs and heat fall crops in Alabama are awesome! And many of them overwinter and become some of the sweetest greens and... read more »

Farmship Dinner this Saturday! Please RSVP

Posted on August 27th, 2019
We hope that you can join us for our summer farm dinner this Saturday, August 31st, from 4:00-7:00 PM here at Rora Valley Farms. We will have a farm tour and then enjoy a meal and time of fellowship with other members of our Farmship Program. I sent out a text invite a few deliveries ago but unfortunately... read more »

We Need More Farmers

Posted on August 20th, 2019
I am so blessed to be your farmer. It is a real privilege to get to work with my family as we heal the land and grow healthy food for friends like you. I know that I often take for granted the blessing of what I get to do every day.  In our country we need more farmers. On one hand technology enables... read more »

Returning Life to the Soil! and Farm Dinner August 31st!

Posted on August 13th, 2019
Hello Farmship Friend!  We missed getting to delivery to you last week! As I mentioned before, I was in Idaho taking a 5 day intensive training in Korean Natural Farming. I learned a lot and am already beginning to implement some of the things I learned. We were taught how to collect local soil... read more »

Farm Dinner for Members on August 31st! Also no delivery next week.

Posted on July 30th, 2019
We hope that you can join us for our summer farm dinner Saturday, August 31st, from 4:00-7:00 PM here at Rora Valley Farms. We will have a farm tour and then enjoy a meal and time of fellowship with other members of our Farmship Program. Please let me know if you are interested in coming. I will send... read more »

Flipping Beds for Fall Planting!

Posted on July 23rd, 2019
Believe it or not, July and August are some of the most important months for fall planting. Right now I am working on pulling out played-out crops and replacing them with fall crops. Here are the most common steps we take when we flip a bed.  1. Remove the previous crop. Typically by hand. We then... read more »

Thankful for Irrigation!

Posted on July 16th, 2019
It has been really dry, and I am so grateful that we have irrigation. There are three main types of irrigation that we use in the gardens. Drip Irrigation: Drip irrigation uses tubing with built-in drip emitters every 6 inches. All you have to do is run a drip-line down the row that you want to water... read more »

Heat and Harvest!

Posted on July 9th, 2019
It's hot! Summer is here and production is in full swing. Weeds also seem to grow overnight, as well as the grass, and we have to be very focused to keep everything running smoothly. It is a hard balance to find trying to get out to the garden early yet get enough sleep where we have the right amount... read more »

We are Back from Teaching Organic Gardening in New York!

Posted on July 2nd, 2019
This past week my wife and I flew to upstate New York to teach a horticulture class. Lamplighter Ministries hosts a Guild each year for students both young and old to come and learn how to excel in various arts and disciplines. In addition to our horticulture class there were classes on film-making,... read more »