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Salmander Springs Farm Hosts Homestead Tour

A guided tour of Salamander Springs Farm, a 50-acre homestead owned by Debby Waugh will take place February 25 at 10:30 a.m. Waugh will conduct the tour.

The homestead has been in development 15 years, since Waugh first bought the land, a Davis Farms news release says.

The entire homestead is an "off the grid" homestead, using solar power and conservation techniques to reduce the footprint of the homestead. Debby is a Certified Permaculturist, and has hosted over 300 volunteers since she first started.

Carpools from Roberta and Macon will be organized.

If you plan on attending and are interested in carpooling e-mail Naomi at davisfarmssa@aol.com with your location and if you are willing to use your vehicle and how many it will hold.

Edible Mushroom Growing Class

COPE farms plans to host a  mushroom growing class on January 8.

Learn about edible mushrooms and take home an inoculated mushroom culture.

The class will also discuss mushrooms as a garden helper.

This will be held outside under shelter.

A farm tour and light snacks will also be provided.

Email copefarms@gmail.com to reserve your spot.

The class will take place from noon until 3 p.m.

The cost is 20 dollars for adults and five dollars for children.

For more information, contact Michael Rutherford at 478-825-2525.

COPE farms is located at 3507 Union Church Rd. in Fort Valley.