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‘Driving a John Deere is easy’

‘Driving a John Deere is easy’

The annual Inman Farm Heritage Days festival at Minter Farm is like taking a trip back in time. Crowds over the weekend were treated to a host of exhibits and antique tractors in southeastern Fayette County. Joining in the festivities on top of one of the tractors were 8-year-old Kate May (L) and 3-year-old Elizabeth May of Fayetteville. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Inman Farm Heritage Days this weekend

Brothers Travis and Al Hardy are long time show participants at Inman Farm Heritage Days. Photo/Special.

For the past 15 years the organizers of Inman Farm Heritage Days have strived to ensure that the three-day event remain true to its roots and be a time of honoring the farm heritage of the Inman community and Fayette County.

This year’s 16th annual show, which will be held Friday through Sunday (Sept. 21-23) on the Minter Farm in Inman, again will showcase the tractors and equipment that once worked the fields around the show grounds at 283 Hill’s Bridge Road. Read More»

Planting seeds of a big idea

Planting seeds of a big idea

For Reidsville farmer and author Janisse Ray, the trip to Peachtree City on Aug. 17 was a way for members of the Peachtree City Community Garden to show their appreciation for her recent book, “The Seed Underground: a growing revolution to save food,” and to celebrate the occasion by dedicating Ray’s Heritage Plot in the garden on Kelly Drive. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Free guided hike at Flat Creek Nature Preserve this Friday

A section of the 1200-foot boardwalk through Flat CReek Nature Trail. Photo/Special.

Part of “One Book, One Peachtree City”

Peachtree City Library, in association with Southern Conservation Trust, announces a free guided hike through Flat Creek Nature Preserve, led by Mike Swanson, program coordinator at Fayette County Parks and Recreation, on Friday morning, Aug. 10, at 10 a.m.

Attendees should gather in the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheater parking lot at 201 McIntosh Trail in Peachtree City. Read More»

First Market Day in Fayetteville this year is in the bag

First Market Day in Fayetteville this year is in the bag

Downtown Fayetteville was packed with shoppers June 16 for the year’s first Market Day event. Along with the abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, shoppers chose from a variety of other offerings and were able to check out the vehicles at the Andy Buffington Car Show. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Lester Bray named Fayette County’s Farmer of the Year

Honoring Fayette Farmer of the Year Lester Bray (center) are (L-R) Janet Greuel, Debi Creel, Robin Porter, Mary Carden and Joanne Minter. Photo/Special.

Lester Bray was honored on Saturday, June 9, 2012 as Fayette County’s Farmer of the Year at the Fifth Annual Fayette County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee Farmer Appreciation event.

This event is sponsored every year by the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, whose purpose is to educate individuals about agriculture.

Born and raised in Fayette County, Mr. Bray has been gardening all his life, and has become a local legend to all that know him. He has been a wonderful asset to the community and continues to educate and enrich the lives of our citizens.
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Fayetteville to host Market Day downtown Saturday

Fayetteville’s Market Day is a great place to pick up homemade and homegrown products. Photo/File.

This Saturday, June 16 is the first Market Day event of 2012, along with the Andy Buffington Car Show, as Fayetteville Main Street welcomes everyone to the Lane Brown Gazebo in Downtown Fayetteville to browse through a variety of vendors showcasing their homemade and homegrown products. Everything from jewelry, jellies, flowers, fresh produce and birdhouses, and some delicious desserts are available for sale to the public. Read More»

Southern Living Idea House now open in Senoia

Photo/Maggie Zerkus.

The Southern Living magazine 2012 Idea House opened last week on the Gin Property in Senoia. Located just south of downtown, the nearly 4,000 square-foot Southern country farm house will be open for tours through Dec. 23. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Home using ‘Net Zero’ energy opens in Serenbe

The Bosch Net Zero Model Home. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Could there be a house that comes with no energy costs over the course of a year? The answer is “yes.” The only one of its kind in the United States, the Bosch Net Zero Model Home is now open just miles from Coweta and Fayette counties in the Serenbe community in Chattahoochee Hills. Read More»

27th annual Rose Show in Fayetteville this weekend

SMRS members, Carole Stansberry and Carmen Flippen, make rose bouquets to sell at the Rose Show. Photo/Special.

The South Metro Rose Society will be holding its 27th annual Rose Show on May 19-20 at Church of Christ Fellowship Hall, 870 Redwine Rd. in Fayetteville. 

Local rose growers are invited to enter their roses for competition. Members of the society will advise newcomers on entering their roses by calling the number below. Entries must be made at the show site between 7-10 a.m. on May 19th for judging.

The show is free to the public from 1-4 p.m. on both days to view, smell, and photograph the hundreds of exhibited roses and rose arrangements. Read More»

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