Sunday, January 10, 2010


Howdy Folks,
Sugar Creek Farm is happy to announce the dates for the Sixth Annual Organic Gardening Intensive, 2010. The class will begin on Saturday, April 10th, meeting six consecutive Saturdays and ending on May 15th. Class time is from 10 am to 2 pm with an hour break to eat lunch, socialize and wonder around the picturesque Sugar Creek Farm. This schedule allows us to cultivate both spring and summer plants in the greenhouse. Same as last year, we will be starting an entire greenhouse full of plants together, which you will be taking home to plant in your gardens as they become ready. I definitely got a bit carried with the seed order for this year's class; 85 varieties!! And this doesn't even include the varieties that we saved seed from last year. Check out the very end of this blog for the list. Absolutely nothing beats grow your own food! Please read on for more info on the class:

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Organic Gardening Workshop

Start an entire greenhouse full of plants (over 80 varieties) and take home HUNDREDS at the end of the six week course!!
◊ Topics covered (hands on format!) include: Making potting soils, soil test analysis, greenhouse management, propagation from seed, woody plant propagation, insect and disease management, organic fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, fruit trees and more


COST: $275 covers seeds, soil, ammendments, flats, plug trays etc; basically everything we need to start an entire greenhouse full of plants!

Currently enrolled student: 10% off
Early Bird Special (enroll before March 1st): 10% off
Enroll with a friend: find a friend to enroll with and you both receive 15% off! BEST VALUE!!

Payment plans available!
Work trades available! (call 828-273-9141)

Make Checks Payable to:
Joseph Allawos
518 sugar creek rd
leicester, NC 28748

As soon as we receive payment, you will be notified that you are officially enrolled in the class!

CALL FOR MORE INFO: 828-273-9141 or email at

About the instructor: Joseph Allawos holds a Master of Science Degree in Botany, with emphasis in agriculture, horticulture and native plants of the Blue Ridge Province. He also has 15 years of practical experience as an organic farmer. He is also a full time instructor of Botany at Asheville Buncombe College.

Friday, January 1, 2010

photos from last year's class


Folks getting their of fill of plant starts, by the crateful! This class typically pays for itself just in plants.

Six Days at Sugar Creek Farm

A student holding Vanilla Ice, one of our Katahdin hair sheep. To learn more about Sugar Creek Farm and the upcoming Organic Gardening Intensive Workshop, please READ ON: