Please join us for an educational agriculture workshop at a local farm!
We are pleased to partner with Rick and Debbie Abel to allow our participants to tour a working farm in our area. The Abels will provide refreshments, an educational tour, and a walk-thru of their working farm. Here is what Debbie has to say about their little piece of heaven:
“Rick and I started farming 6 years ago. We jumped right into a new adventure by attending Beekeeping school in Marion County and attending Monongalia County Master Gardeners and joining the Mon Co. farm Bureau. We have discovered the importance of networking in order to be successful.
We had a small outdoor garden before moving here, but we are at a whole new level now. We have since added a 3000-square-foot high tunnel and additional outdoor garden areas. Our adorable chickens will greet you as they meander the farm. We continue to develop our blueberry patch and orchard.
Our farm is quite beautiful and peaceful. We hope you will come by and see our little piece of Heaven. There’s always something new on our agenda.”
Parking/travel: there is plenty of on-site parking. Turn left at the intersection of Rt 7 S and 19 toward Cassville. Turn left off of Rt 7 onto Ramp Hollow Rd. Stay to the right and go to end of the paved road. Travel up the gravel road, veering to the right at the top of the hill. You have arrived.
All first-time participants will receive a free Operation Welcome Home T-shirt (and if you have been before, you will receive a shirt the first time you come back). Our program is veteran-centric but community-inclusive. Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of veteran status, age, ability, experience, etc.