Posted By Kate on May 14, 2012
Vegetables, Vegetables and More Vegetables
The students in Ms Amanda Hefner’s Basic Ag Class are producing this year – veggies, that is – okra, zucchini squash and cucumbers, so far.
The nice-sized garden (see below, about a 30 x 30 ft plot) of mixed soil is located on the back side of the campus near Union Church Rd. Preparation of the soil was the usual – mixing good dirt with the Georgia red clay to enhance better drainage. A water hydrant and hose is nearby to feed and nourish the plants to accommodate normal growth and production rate.
Picture at left was taken during a quick harvest minute and the only veggies left after the first few cucumbers were eaten before a camera arrived. From the looks of the garden though, there will be many more fresh veggies during the next few months.
Students are learning how prescribed treatment and best practice management of the good earth can reap rich rewards.
There exists many occupation, vocations and even professional careers in the food production industry. Maybe a few in this class will find employment in food Ag.
Now guys, let’s save a few of your garden’s produce for the Farmer’s Market each Saturday from 8 am until 1 pm in front of the Oconee Courthouse. Just show up with your produce, a table, a chair and a sign.
To view more pictures of the garden, click on the link below: