Medicinal Plants: Herbalist Suki Roth at Granite Springs Farm

Join us this week as Granite Springs Farm presents herbalist Suki Roth for an evening of discussion on the Medicinal Plants we live with in both garden and local habitat that support aging gracefully. Grow your own Garden of Youthfulness! Plenty of time for Q&A, as well as discussion with other interested gardeners and farmers. $5 suggested donation.

Suki Roth is founder and creator of Herb Haven, a vibrant teaching garden located in Graham, NC, and recently featured in the 2013 Piedmont Farm Tour. Suki is a community practitioner who serves as educator, plant guide and herbal medicine consultant.

Date: Friday, June 28

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Granite Springs Farm

266 Granite Springs

Pittsboro, NC 27312

Composting Workshop Monday, June 17th!

This workshop at Granite Springs Farm is going to be wonderful and will be conducted by my friend Brian Rosa who is an Organic Recycling Expert with the NC  Department of Environment and Natural Resources. It is especially geared to folks involved with community and urban gardens, but the info applies to anyone interested in composting!



One of many being scheduled across the state!


Guidelines for Composting at Urban Farms/Community Gardens

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

*Optional Potluck begins at 5:30pm*
Location: Granite Springs Farm, 266 Granite Springs, Pittsboro, NC 27312

*Pre-registration Required*

Registration Fee: $10 at door

Limit: 30 participants

Featured Speaker: Brian Rosa, Organic Recycling Specialist, NC DENR

This workshop will cover the NC DENR Waste Management “compost guidance” and the basics of composting. There will also be a hands-on composting demonstration.

The NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Division of Waste Management has recently approved guidance for composting at urban farms/community gardens (UF/CG) across North Carolina. This will allow UF/CGs to take in nitrogenous (food waste and manure) from off site, up to 1 cubic yard per week (about 1000 lbs) to be composted for soil amendment without a permit. To make sure you are not spreading human and plant pathogens, composting must be done correctly!

Come early for a Potluck Dinner starting at 5:30pm! People who wish to hear about Granite Springs Farm Community are invited to enjoy the Potluck and stay for the conversation about the community at 6:30pm (with no registration required); or, register for the composting event, and then join the conversation about the Agrarian Community at 8pm when the event is concluded.

To register, please email Brian Rosa at



Brian, Organic Recycling Specialist

NC DENR, Division of Environmental Assistance & Outreach

p – 919.707.8123

c – 810.252.8303