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2019 Virginia Biological Farming Conference: You Could Win Two Tickets

One of the greatest things about agriculture is that there’s always more to learn. Whether you’re growing organic vegetables, raising heritage livestock, or tending cut-flower gardens they’ll be something new year after year. If you want to get a jump start on your 2019 education you should attend the Virginia Biological Farming Conference. It’s Virginia’s premier organic and sustainable agricultural conference!

Here’s why you need tickets:

  1. Tickets make excellent last-minute gifts for the farmer, gardener, foodie, or homesteader in your life.
  2. The conference is an excellent opportunity to network with other farmers and agricultural businesses. Be sure to pack your business cards!
  3. SESE’s Ira Wallace will be there! Check out her workshop on growing great garlic and perennial onions.
  4. There’s a workshop for everyone. Learn about anything from beekeeping and raising pastured hogs, to fermenting vegetables and cover crops.
  5. It will be tasty! The conference features locally sourced meals.

Featured Speakers:

  • Joe Salatin, Polyface Farms
  • Leah Penniman, Soul Fire Farm
  • Jeff Poppen, The Barefoot Farmer

Along with tons of workshops, there will also be a Taste of Virginia Social & Dance, silent auction, yoga for farmers, and so much more. To see what else the conference includes you can check out the session summaries or full conference schedule.

Want a chance to win two tickets?

Visit the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange Facebook page between now and December 24th at 6 pm EST and tag a friend on the conference post to be entered in a chance to win!

Purchase tickets here: https://vabf.org/conference-registration/#!event-register/2019/1/11/20th-annual-virginia-biological-farming-conference

We can’t wait to see you there!

Herb Day: Tea & Tour

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roselle-tea-herbJoin Hildegard and Ira for a Guided Tour of the Twin Oaks Herb Garden in Louisa, Virginia, on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

Choose from two times:

  • with Morning Tea (10 am to noon)
  • with Afternoon Tea (1 pm to 3 pm)

Tour our verdant herb garden and enjoy assorted sweet & savory herbal treats and teas. You’ll receive recipes and have time to chat with our herbalist. Plants from the garden will be available for purchase. 

For more information or to reserve your space email:
hild...@twinoaks.org

Silly Garden Photo Contest

Send us your favorite silly garden photo for a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to SouthernExposure.com.

We will choose three winners to each receive a $30 gift certificate, plus we’ll publish your photos on our blog and Facebook.

Entries due by April 15, 2016. Please submit just one photo per entrant! Photo must be your own work. Email photos to gard...@southernexposure.com.