Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Beekeeping Workshop

There is a lot of activities happening at Foxhollow Farm this Saturday. There will be a Beekeeping workshop, Lunch at the Farm Store, and a Ramp hike/cooking demo with Sherry Hurley from Farm to Fork Catering! Facebook message us to sign up for the Beekeeping workshop or Ramp cooking Demo (special $30/car load!)

Gunther Hauk, a biodynamic gardener and beekeeper and founder/director of Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary, will be joining us to share his life long dedicated sustainable beekeeping practices.
Cost: $50 pre-registration fee, $60 at the door. To pre- register: send a check payable to Foxhollow Farm Center:
8905 Hwy 329, Crestwood, Ky 40014
For more information email us or call 502.241.9674

Also join us for a film viewing of "Queen of the Sun," a documentary of Gunther's life long dedication to the health of the Honeybee, on April 1st, 7pm with Gunther there to answer questions and chat with folks. $50.00 donation with all proceeds going towards Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.

“QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us?” is a profound, alternative look at the global bee crisis from Taggart Siegel, director of THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. Taking us on a journey through the catastrophic disappearance of bees and the mysterious world of the beehive, this engaging and ultimately uplifting film weaves an unusual and dramatic story of the heartfelt struggles of beekeepers, scientists and philosophers from around the world including Michael Pollan, Gunther Hauk and Vandana Shiva. Together they reveal both the problems and the solutions.
Learn more about the film here:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The first hints of spring are coming with the warm weather, the songs of the birds beckoning the emergence of the spring flora and fauna.

The buds are swelling as the sap slowly rising from the heat of the sun. The warmth penetrating the earth, gently waking up the spring, springing forth new live.

We are hurriedly preparing the earth for the new arrivals. Twenty-one new beds have been prepared, composted and planted with spinach, and snow peas. Our greenhouse is full to the brim with our garden starts. The tomatoes, nasturtiums, and basil are almost ready to plant in our high tunnel, where they will settle into their fruit. The new greenhouse is under construction, and almost complete.

Spring brings the anxious excitement and expectation of new life. Inspiration from new emergences and creative forces arising from within the earth and ourselves give us new momentum to carry out our winter’s dreams.