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Author - Gigi Goin, Asbury Farmer in Residence

Asbury has developed our very own crop farm! Located adjacent to the Administration Building on Russell Ave. and just past our new dog park, The Asbury Farm began providing fresh veggies, including a bumper crop of greens, to Kindley Assisted Living this summer. As production becomes more predictable, we hope to provide produce to other kitchens on campus and begin our very own Farmer's Market.

We would like to give special thanks to Tom McIllrath, a retired physicist living at Asbury who worked in conjunction with Executive DIrector Rob Liebreich and Asbury Foundation to establish a matching grant to develop the crop farm and farmer-in-residence program. Farm to table vegetables are on the way! Stay tuned!

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Mycelium

Say it with me: my-core-rise-uh. The plural is mycorrhizae: rise-A. It’s worth remembering, because researchers discovered mycorrhizae among the roots of more and more trees, shrubs, grasses, herbs, and even non-vascular plants such as ferns and liverworts. Mycorrizal fungi help plant roots absorb...

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Gardening Groups at Kindley & Wilson

‚ÄčEach week Farmer Gigi meets with residents at Kindley and Wilson to bring a bit of the farm experience to them.

Their time together is spent on farm updates, Q & A sessions, sharing photographs of farm progress, bringing in samples of soil, soil amendments and nutrients for residents to...

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What Is No-Till Farming?

No till farming is a method of eliminating conventional plowing, compacting, degrading and eroding farmland and market gardens the use of machines and tools to turn over the soil.

Plants need sun, air and water to thrive, and if the earthworms aren't there yet, the soil will need to be broken...

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Growing Soil

The living portion of soil is made up of plant roots, and of the numerous microbes and other living organisms that improve soil structure by breaking down organic material. 

The recently dead components include deceased soil organisms, green plant material and fresh manures. They decompose...

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