The Wardensville Garden Market grows more than just vegetables, and we grow because of you!
As a non-profit social enterprise housed under the umbrella organization Farms Work Wonders, all of your contributions are donated back into our program, allowing us to continue to expand opportunities for local Appalachian youth and our community. Because of your generosity, this October, our farm team was able to get two tractor attachments to ensure that our organic veggies stay as delicious as always and are easier to get out of the ground.
One of the attachments is an undercutter, which digs deep into the soil and can essentially lift a whole garden bed. After running a tractor down the garden bed, the farm crew can harvest with pre-loosened soil. This tool will make harvesting roots and bulbs much simpler for the farm crew, like when they need to harvest beets, carrots, garlic, onions, and potatoes. Our farmers are most excited about the carrots and potatoes! The second attachment is a multifunctional toolbar. With its various components, the farm crew can use a tractor to weed and cultivate a bed of young plants and the shoulders of the bed and pathways. The toolbar will mainly be used on harvesting garlic and onions. They can also use it on stale seedbeds, a relatively simple process where a bed is shaped and prepared for planting but briefly left fallow. After weeds germinate naturally and emerge, the bed is cultivated shallowly with as little soil disturbance as necessary, and the resulting weed-free beds are planted with a plethora of our desired crops. These tools will increase the amount of time the farm team can spend focusing on our mission by reducing the amount of time they spend gathering and weeding each crop. New tools also keep our farmers happy!
Hi! I’m Morgan and I have been working at the Wardensville Garden Market with Operations for a little over two years now. I am a full-time college student at WVU studying to become a high school history teacher. I spend my spare time spoiling my fur babies, Rosie and Winston.
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