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Feed Fannin Presents a Class on Beekeeping
Mark your calendar! Feed Fannin continues its educational program by presenting a class on Beekeeping Saturday, April 15th. The Introduction to Hobby Beekeeping class will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Feed Fannin Farm located off Ada Street in Blue Ridge.
Interested in establishing a beehive and need to know where to start? Join Dr. Laurence Ransom, of Red Baron Apiary, to learn how to start a hobby of beekeeping. Dr. Laurence will share the cost involved in establishing a hive and provide safety tips to be comfortable around your beehives. Dr. Ransom studied medicine at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He is Board Certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Neonatal Perinatal Medicine. He is the former Medical Director of Neonatal Medicine at Women’s Hospital of Greensboro. Dr. Ransom and his wife currently operate Red Baron Apiary located in McCaysville.
The class takes place on the Feed Fannin Farm at 762 Ada Street in Blue Ridge, GA
No registration is needed for the class but a donation of a $5 or the equivalent in non-perishable canned food will be appreciated. Feed Fannin is a local non-profit all-volunteer organization working together to educate and encourage our community towards self-sufficiency while providing food for those in need. The donations will be used to help support the local Family Connection Food Pantry and Feed Fannin’s efforts to promote gardening and self-sufficiency. Feed Fannin is proud to have the support of the Master Gardeners and the Fannin County Extension Office.
Feed Fannin will be offering additional classes on sustainability, and winter gardens for the 2017 season. Watch for more information about upcoming classes on the Feed Fannin website, Facebook and in local newspapers. For more information go to www.feedfannin.com, follow us on Facebook, or contact Anna Speessen at 706-502-0940 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A class “Starting Plants from Seeds” will be offered at the Fannin
County Library at 5 pm on Thursday, March 23. Charlotte Dickinson from
the North Georgia Master Gardeners and Sue Campbell from Feed Fannin
will teach the class. It will feature starting seeds indoors as well as
starting seeds in the ground outdoors. The class will be informal with
lots of time for questions or comments from the audience. This marks the
beginning of the 2017 planting season. Seeds that were donated at the
end of the growing season last year have been packaged by Feed Fannin
and Master Gardener members and are now ready for “check out” at your
public library! There are many different varieties of vegetable seeds
available, as well as some herbs and flowers, for free!
Clare Barton, Librarian
Fannin County Public Library
phone 706-632-5263 fax 706-632-7719
400 W. Main St. Suite 104
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
That weed you see may be a plant or herb valued for its healing qualities. You can learn more about native and garden plants and their medicinal qualities by attending Feed Fannin’s class on herbs on August 6th at 10:00 a.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church located at 823 Forge Mill Road in Morganton, GA 30560.
Feed Fannin has partnered with the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies, Georgia’s Premier School of Herbal Studies for 22 years, to offer the class. The class will be taught by the schools’ director, Patricia Kyritsi Howell. Howell will teach participants how to identify healing plants and herbs and how to incorporate them into their gardens and medicine chests.
Feed Fannin asks participants to bring a donation of a $5 or the equivalent in non-perishable canned food will be appreciated. Feed Fannin is a local non-profit all-volunteer organization working together to educate and encourage our community towards self-sufficiency while providing food for those in need. The donations will be used to help support the local Family Connection Food Pantry and Feed Fannin’s efforts to promote gardening and self-sufficiency. Feed Fannin is proud to have the support of the BotanoLogos School of Herbal Studies for its educational series.
Feed Fannin request Registration for this class as space is limited. Feed Fannin will be providing a light lunch so call early! RSVP to Anna Speessen at 706-502-0940 or 706-946-5460 email your RSVP to: email@example.com.
Feed Fannin held its largest fundraiser of the year, Bowls of Hope, on Saturday March 19 at Willow Creek Falls and Vineyards.
Bill Fleming and his wife Jacquelyn Howard support Feed Fannin because, as Mr. Fleming states, “What are the two most important things in life – food and people. No organization embodies this than Feed Fannin. Every community needs a Feed Fannin.”
Indeed Feed Fannin’s contribution to the community is more than the 6,000 tons of produce it grew and donated to families in 2015. Feed Fannin helped build the community gardens at each of the three Fannin County Elementary Schools. It also holds community classes on productivity and canning. Feed Fannin volunteers also staff the food bank. The garden space develops community too. Feed Fannin offers garden bed rental for $10 a season. In the garden, people can keep each other company by celebrating the pride of growing your own food even while doing the relentless task of pulling up weed shoots before they crowd out the vegetables.
The gift is mutual. Feed Fannin has tremendous support throughout the area in all sorts of ways. Feed Fannin needed some earth moved for the garden, a company donated its time. Feed Fannin needed soups, breads and dessert for Bowls of Hope and Fannin restaurants and stores provided and volunteered at the tables.
Feed Fannin needed bowls for the Bowls of Hope and 15 artists created over 500 bowls for the event. Some potters like Cooper Creek Pottery, John Archer and Mountain Oak Pottery have been contributing bowls over the last few year. They and potters from Turning Point Clay Studios, Foxglove Pottery and John Campbell Folk School, all from Cherokee County North Carolina donated the bulk of the bowls. 500 bowls at an average price of $20 to $25 a piece represent $11,250.
According to Jim Stewart, the Fannin community contributed over 18,000 at Bowls of Hope last year which is a tremendous amount of money for a community this size.
Feed Fannin held Bowls of Hope event at Willow Creek Falls on March 21st 2015. (more…)
With the holiday season at hand, tis the season of giving and the students at Blue Ridge Elementary School displayed their school spirit and desire to help others during a food drive held at the school. (more…)