Lomax Farm Fall Workday – 10/13

You are invited to join others for a morning of community-building projects, including constructing raised beds, working in a pollinator garden, and helping renovate an outdoor meeting area. While you’re at Lomax, take a tour of the farm or take a walk along the trail next to Coldwater Creek. Minors do need to be accompanied by an adult.

Lomax will provide coffee, tea, and snacks in the morning. Immediately following the workday, you are also invited to enjoy a potluck lunch with Carolina Farm Stewardship staff, Lomax farmers, and other volunteers. Please bring your favorite side dish to share if you plan to stay.

Saturday, 10/13 from 9 am – 12 pm
Lomax Incubator Farm
3445 Atando Rd.
Concord, NC

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Lomax Farm Accepting Applications for Farmers in Training

Individuals interested in starting a farm-based business can enroll in the Farmer-in-Training (F.I.T.) program at Lomax Incubator Farm in Cabarrus County. Participants will receive classroom instruction as well as hands-on experience on the farm. Farmers also receive access to shared equipment and facilities, support from experienced farmers, and assistance in finding land to rent or purchase. The next application deadline is July 1, 2015. More details are available at the CFSA website.

Carolina Farm Stewardship Association

 

New Program, Grow Local Give Back

The Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm and Carolina Farm Stewardship have joined forces to raise $11,000 to grow 11,000 pounds of food. The new program entitled Grow Local, Give Back uses sweet potato and onion plants donated from New Sprout Organic Farms and Walker Organic Farms to teach farmers-in-training to grow crops. Then the vegetables they grow are donated to local food pantries in Cabarrus County. Donations of as little as $1 are accepted; a $25 donation includes membership to Carolina Farm Stewardship. Find out more at the link below.

Carolina Farm Stewardship