The Not Your Mama’s Garden Tour
at the Currey House also known as the Harley-Harris-Rives house a historic home in Sparta, Georgia.
Originally, Robert and Suzy Currey planned on creating their organic farm to provide food for themselves and for their children.
Their Organic Farm Grew…
Just as the vegetables and fruit that they grew blossomed, so did their farm now known as Elm Street Gardens. Suzy shares the happenings at their farm on her blog.
“Elm Street Gardens Is A Certified Organic Garden. We Grow Year Round Using A No-Till Method & We Never Use Any Synthetic Fertilizers Or Chemical Pesticides. Growing Healthy Food Has The Power To Make A Positive Impact Not Just In Our Own Health But The Health Of Our Community As Well.”
“All the everyday activities in the garden keeps us busy as well as our continuing project of restoring the old Sparta Furniture Factory building across the street and the creation of the Sparta Imperial Mushroom Company in that facility. A lot is going on and a lot of good folks have been coming to visit, including visitors from Georgia Trust whom we assisted in buying an old house up the street that they have put on the market looking for a buyer who is interested in restoring and preserving another wonderful old Sparta house.” (Elm Street Gardens blog February 2013)
A Way of Life
“Eating from the garden has become a way of life for Robert and me and it makes eating a pleasurable event every day. We became vegetarians almost seventeen years ago after Robert had a massive heart attack and we now firmly believe in the benefits of a plant-based diet. (Let me say here that we are not opposed to those who eat meat; especially meat that is raised in a healthy, sustainable way as our friends at Fort Creek Farm do with their grass fed beef and at Three Centuries Farm with their pastured pigs and chickens.) We have simply found that being vegetarians works for us and we are reluctant to give up a proven way of life, especially now that we eat from the garden every day.” (Elm Street Gardens Blog 2013)
Growing and Expanding….
The Curreys have plans to expand their garden ventures.
“Having a garden is mostly a joyous thing, not a painful thing. The term “Growing Pains” is used here to mean growth and progress is coming to Elm Street Gardens with the acquisition of two empty lots on Elm Street so we may grow our garden space.” (Elm Street Gardens blog February 2014)
“WE STRIVE TO MAKE PUTTING OUR PRODUCE ON YOUR TABLE EASY. WE SELL OUR PRODUCE THROUGH OUR FARM BOX CSA PROGRAM, FARMERS MARKETS, AND DIRECTLY ON FARM.”
The garden tour was such a delight! I’ve enjoyed spending time with my friends and to give you this brief tour of their gardens. It truly is a lovely, serene place full of charm, and the beautiful atmosphere of country living.
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