ECAA Roundup 2/18/2022

February 18, 2022

Ready for Chicks?
Chicks are arriving at 40 Mile (Kiowa) the week of February 24 and at Jill’s Feed (Elizabeth) the week of February 28. Big R Elizabeth, Strasburg Feed, and Big R Falcon plan to have chicks in March. Don’t forget Chickens 101 and 102 classes are coming up February 26th. For full information go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chickens-101-and-102-tickets-253386023417.

Making Great Compost
Up your composting game. ECAA is partnering with the Elbert Woman’s Group present Jonathan Whetstine of Richer Lands Compost who will teach you how to make great compost in preparation for the 2022 garden season. There is no charge to attend the live event on March 12th at 2:00 p.m. in the Mercantile Building in Elbert. We only ask you pre-register so we can be better prepared. To sign up go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/258260533207.

Bring Your Expertise to Potential Customers
ECAA members have an opportunity this summer to showcase their farm related businesses to potential customers at our online Ask a Farmer program on June 19th. We need a few members to give an hour of their time to participate in the online expert panel. The event is being marketed to individuals in urban and suburban areas who are interested in sustainable living and buying local products that can’t be produced where they live. Attendees are already signing up. All areas of homesteading knowledge and expertise are needed for the panel. To volunteer contact Sheila Zuschek at Sheila.zuschek@elbertcountyagalliance.org.

Vendors Needed
Ahavah Farm in Peyton is planning a weekly farmer’s market beginning May 9th running from 9:00 a.m. to noon each week. If you are interested in signing up contact them at (719) 233-7828 or contact@ahavahfarm.com,

Save the Date!
The next for the member potluck on Saturday, April 9th by clicking here. Non-members are welcome too!

Elbert County Extension Education Programs Announced
The Elbert County Master Gardeners have published information on upcoming classes including a bee keeping class tomorrow, February 19th.  Other classes include gardening for insects and native plants here in Elbert County. To view the full list go to: https://www.facebook.com/elbertcountymastergardners/. A $5 donation is recommended for in-person classes.

Have announcements or classifieds that should be included in the next Roundup? Send them to news@elbertcountyagalliance.org.