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Flowers, Herbs, and Vegetables: Growing a Backyard Garden into a Small-Scale Farm Business

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

For nearly 25 years, Kristi Ruggles has grown herbs, flowers and vegetables for her family in Greenup County. As her garden grew, her interest in growing as naturally as possible also grew, leading Kristi to dig deeper into sustainable agriculture and organic practices. As her family demands lessen, Kristi is shifting her backyard gardening towards small-scale, local production for profit. Join us to hear Kristi’s path exploring markets and sourcing materials in a rural area, broadening her crops and products and expanding her infrastructure. We’ll tour her high tunnel, raised beds and gardens; learn her tips and tricks of cut flower and herb production; discuss the merits and drawbacks of organic certification for small-scale growers and explore the benefits of pollinator plantings.

Funding for this Field Day was made possible by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture in partnership with Grow Appalachia.


August 4
9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT


Mountain Girl Provision Company
Greenup, KY United States + Google Map