Early 2015 Workshops Scheduled

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Join us at the farm to get an upclose view of a working Tower Garden®. Learn how easy vertical, aeroponic gardening can be. Successfully grow your own fresh vegetables in a very limited space. Perfect for urban farming on a deck, balcony, roof or any small space that has 5-6 hours of sun. Requires minimal effort with no weeding, tilling or any of the problems that come with planting in soil and it only uses 10% of the water and nutrients used in conventional gardening.

Workshop will cover:

  • The big picture – why the Tower Garden® is the right product at the right time
  • Introduction of aeroponics – where does it work?
  • Setting up the Tower Garden® system – how does it work?
  • Comparison to traditional gardening & end game results
  • Seasonality of crops and what you can grow
  • Seeds – non GMO, organic, and seed source quality
  • Seeds vs. seedlings – timing, variety, reliability
  • Pests and disease – id, basic mgmt., resources
  • Harvesting the bounty
  • When to replant
  • Maintaining your Tower Garden®
  • Sharing the Tower Garden® – marketing ideas

Cost: $25 per person  $40 per couple – PURCHASE TODAY!

Group Rates: Minimum 10, must register and pay all at once in advance, must have group organizer   $20 per person in group

If you have previously purchased a Tower Garden® through ATL Urban Farms your first workshop will be free! If you decide to purchase a Tower Garden® through ATL Urban Farms at the end of the workshop, your fee will be refunded.

Space is limited. Purchase tickets today to reserve your place. Rain or Shine. Workshop location: ATL Urban Farms • 6976 Frix Rd. • Cumming, GA 30028. Custom workshops can be held at your site. Contact Bret Bowlin at 770-886-9334 to discuss options.

Schedule of upcoming workshops:

Friday, January 23, 2015 10:00 am

Friday, February 20, 2015 10:00 am

Saturday, February 21, 2015 10:00 am

Friday, March 20, 2015 10:00 am

Saturday, March 21, 2015 10:00 am

Smart Investment = Tower Garden

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With reports coming out about about the amount of chemicals in our fruits and vegetables, the desire for organic options is in high demand. Unfortunately, were there is high demand means high prices on foods. With more family eating organic, they are spending significantly more money each month on groceries. Tower Garden gives you the option to not only grow fresh fruits and vegetables in your backyard but it also pays for its self!

Tower Garden® is designed to last a lifetime, and most people tell us that it easily pays for itself over time. Our vertical garden is not only a better long-term value than store-bought produce, it also can cost less than investing in all the tools and products needed to cultivate a traditional garden at home. Plus, when you purchase your Tower Garden Growing System, you have the option of paying for it in 12 monthly installments, so that you’re saving as you pay.

For many people, a traditional garden is not even an option. Whether the reason is a lack of land, a lack of time, or difficulty in bending over to weed, they cannot grow their own fresh fruits and vegetables. Our vertical garden can cost less than investing in all the tools and products needed to cultivate a traditional garden at home!

Our team is ready to help you get started! Visit us online at  Atlurbanfarms.com. For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on FacebookTwitter or on our website!

Gardening Is Easy With A Tower Garden

1622750_619657908105614_1204417247_nGardening can be a pain but good news! The team here at ATL Urban Farms has found a solution – Tower Garden! Tower Garden takes out weeding, tilling, kneeling, getting dirty and no worries about ground pests. Tower Garden is easy to assemble and maintain, and it can be placed in any relatively sunny place outside.

Here are a few key advantages to using a Tower Garden over traditional gardening. The following was provided by TowerGarden.com:

  • Comes with everything you need to start growing
  • Compact design fits almost anywhere, including patios, decks, porches, balconies, terraces, or rooftop gardens
  • Soil-free system means there is no weeding, tilling, kneeling, or getting dirty
  • No gardening experience is necessary
  • Grows many fruits and almost any vegetable, herb, or flower—faster than in soil
  • Uses less than 10% of the water and land involved in traditional gardening
  • Reduces the need for pesticides, insecticides, or herbicides
  • Fewer issues with climate, such as heat, cold, drought

Help is just a call or click away! Our team is ready to help you get started! Call Bret Bowlin today 770-886-9334 or visit us online at  Atlurbanfarms.com. For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

Growing good health for you and your family!

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Do you struggle to find fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables for your family? Wish you had vine-ripened produce right outside your back door? ATL Urban Farms has your solution, Tower Garden makes it convenient to eat more fruits and vegetables and makes it easy to grow them, too!

Tower Garden produce is better tasting, better looking—even better smelling fruits and vegetables. You and your family will likely find yourselves wanting to eat more fruits and vegetables. So you’ll reap additional nutritional benefits as well!

For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

Tower Garden: What Can I Grow?

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Have you always dreamed of growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs but don’t have space or time to garden? Tower Garden® is the perfect solution for you! Tower Gardening with ATL Urban Farms is versatile enough to grow almost any crop, including fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and lettuce, herbs, and flowers.

Plus, thanks to its aeroponic technology and specially formulated Tower Tonic®, you can produce these highly nutritious fruits and vegetables in less time than it takes in soil. Gourmet lettuce and other leafy greens grow quickly and can usually be harvested just 3 weeks after transplanting.

Here is a list of what you can grow from our friends at Tower Garden®:

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Beans: lima, bush, pole, shell, fava, green
  • Cucumbers
  • Lettuce, all types
  • Melons, all types
  • Peas, all types
  • Squash, all types
  • Strawberries
  • Tomatoes


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Herbs

  • Basil, all types
  • Cilantro
  • Lavender
  • Lemon grass
  • Mint, all types
  • Oregano
  • Parsley, leafy types only
  • Rosemary


See all Herbs »

Flowers

Both edible and decorative flowers can be grown in Tower Garden.

  • Marigolds
  • Morning glory
  • Petunia
  • Phlox
  • Polygonum
  • Poppy
  • Ptilotus
  • Salpiglossis
  • Sunflowers


See all Flowers »

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Just click on this link to purchase a Tower Garden today! For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

Sadie’s Product Highlight: Big Blue Lariope

Hello everyone! I have a great product highlight for today – Big Blue Lariope. The Liriope ‘Big Blue’ is a great grass-like evergreen which is also known as lily turf or monkey grass. Great news, it’s tolerant of summer heat and humidity, lavender flowers in late summer and is great to edge a path or bed!

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Shop: 4″ Lily Turf, Liriope “Big Blue” (also known as Monkey Grass)

More Details: Lily-turf/Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’– Evergreen foliage, lilac flower spikes, sun to shade, 12-15” tall, moderate spreader, drought tolerant, zones 5-10, suggested spacing 12”

See ya around and make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

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Sadie Says: Dwarf Mondo Grass is it!

Happy Friday everyone! To get the weekend started, I have a great product highlight for today – Dwarf Mondo Grass. This is an evergreen and can withstand heavy foot traffic, extremely low maintenance and will enhance the beauty of your landscape. This grass is low growing and only reaches about 2-3 inches – it can also handle shade and sun. What more can you ask for?

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Shop: 4″ Dwarf Mondo

More details: Dwarf Mondo/Ophiopogon japonica ‘Nana’– Evergreen, short, dark green foliage, blue berries, 2-3” tall, sun to shade, spreads by stolons, drought tolerant, deer resistant, zones 7-10, suggested spacing 6

See ya around and make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

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Get Social with Sadie + Mountain Valley Farms!

010I’m back and on a mission to get YOU to join the conversation! I might not be able to talk but I Facebook, tweet and blog, so make sure you follow-us on all the social media outlets! We want you to join us in discussing the green industry, learn about the new perennials  and ground covers we offer and hopefully get some helpful tips from our team!

Join our online community today:

Facebook: “Like” Us?

Twitter: Follow-us?

Google+: Join the Conversation!

Yelp: We would love to hear from you! Tell us how your experience was with Mountain Valley Farms!

YouTube: Great videos!

Blog: Make sure to read the Mountain Valley Farms Blog!

See ya around and make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

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Product Highlight: Variegated Lily-turf, Liriope

Today’s product highlight is the Variegated Lily-turf, Liriope. This groundcover is a clump-forming perennial that has grass-like foliage. This groundcover is a great plant for bordering sidewalks and edging landscape beds. It will grow well around trees and shrubs. This Liriope prefers moist soils, but will do fine in a variety of conditions. Once planted, it tolerates full to partial sun (filtered light), high heat and dry conditions and is virtually maintenance-free.

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More details: Variegated Lily-turf/Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’- Evergreen foliage, yellow variegation on green leaf, lavender flower spikes, sun to shade, 10-16” tall, clumping, drought tolerant, zones 5-10, suggested spacing 12”

For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

Hey it’s Sadie talking ground covers, again!

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Hey! Sadie here again! I’m excited to share another one of my favorite ground covers  – Lily Turf or Liriope “Big Blue”!

Ready to start getting your lawn prepped and ready for fall? Today I am sharing another of my favorite ground covers – Liriope ‘Big Blue’ or Lily Turf. This grass-like evergreen is a great way to edge a path or around a bed. It produces lilac flower spikes in the late summer and then black berry-like fruits that appear in the fall.

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More fun facts on the Lily Turf or Liriope “Big Blue”?

    • The Lily Turf is a classic super-tough perennial for a difficult site.
    • Liriope tolerates heat, humidity and drought.

See ya around and make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

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Did you know? You can purchase with us online!

Here at Mountain Valley Farms, we put the customer first! We pride ourselves in offering the most high quality, well-grown plants, ground covers and shrubs around! We have made shopping for your ground-covers easier with our online shopping portal. Below we have included our online offering. Get shopping for fall!

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4″ Asiatic Jasmine – $2.55. Asiatic Jasmine/Trachelospermum asiaticum- dark broadleaf foliage, spreading ground cover to 3 foot, zones 7-10, suggested spacing 6″

4″ Bluestar Creeper – $2.85. Blue Star Creeper/Laurentia fluviatilis– Semi-evergreen perennial, tiny green leaves form flat carpet, prolific tiny blue/white star-shaped flowers May-Sept, sun to part shade, 2” tall, spreading/mat forming, tolerates light foot traffice, needs moist soil, zones 6-9, suggested spacing 6”.

4″ Creeping Lily-turf, Liriope – $2.55. Creeping Lily-turf/Liriope spicata– Evergreen foliage, pale lavender flower spikes, sun to shade, 10-16” tall, vigorous spreader, drought tolerant, zones 4-10, suggested spacing 12”.

4″ Dwarf Mondo – $2.55. Dwarf Mondo/Ophiopogon japonica ‘Nana’– Evergreen, short, dark green foliage, blue berries, 2-3” tall, sun to shade, spreads by stolons, drought tolerant, deer resistant, zones 7-10, suggested spacing 6.

4″ Lily Turf, Liriope “Big Blue” – $2.55. Lily-turf/Liriope muscari ‘Big Blue’– Evergreen foliage, lilac flower spikes, sun to shade, 12-15” tall, moderate spreader, drought tolerant, zones 5-10, suggested spacing 12”.

4″ Mazus reptans – $2.85. Mazus reptans– Semi-evergreen perennial, light green foliage, pale lavender flowers, sun to part shade, 3” tall, vigorous spreader, needs moist soil, zones 4-9, suggested spacing 8”.

4″ Mondo, Ophiopogon japonica – $2.55. Mondo/Ophiopogon japonica– Evergreen dark green foliage, sun to shade, 6-8” tall, spreads by stolons, drought tolerant, deer resistant, zones 7-10, suggested spacing 8”.

4″ Purple Winter Creeper – $2.55. 4″ Purple Winter Creeper, Euonymus fortunei ‘Coloratus’ Purple Wintercreeper/Euonymus fortunei ‘Coloratus’– Evergreen, green foliage, turns purple in winter, sun to shade, 8-24” tall, 6-8’ wide, drought tolerant, deer resistant, zones 4-8, suggested spacing 15”.

4″ Variegated Lily-turf, Liriope – $2.85. Variegated Lily-turf/Liriope muscari ‘Variegata’- Evergreen foliage, yellow variegation on green leaf, lavender flower spikes, sun to shade, 10-16” tall, clumping, drought tolerant, zones 5-10, suggested spacing 12”

4′” Creeping Jenny – $2.85. Creeping Jenny/Lysimachia nummularia ‘Aurea’– Perennial, yellow-green leaves, more green in shade, sun to shade, 2”-4” tall spreading to 18-24” wide, drought tolerant, deer resistant, zones 5-8, suggested spacing 8”

For any additional questions or concerns connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

Want to know Sadie’s favorite winter groundcover?

WolICzNtXfAquz2jp7YSxtScKXzMtJvg7rFH1u7fmukHey! Sadie here again! I’m excited to share one of my favorite ground covers  – Purple Winter Creeper! Not only is it an amazing ground cover for fall, it also turns purple in winter! How cool is that? Even more it’s deer resistant, drought tolerant (not that we have that problem in Georgia) and is available online to purchase at Mountain Valley Farms!

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More fun facts on the Purple Winter Creeper?

    • Great to plant on slopes, beneath trees or cascading over walls
    • Hold their green color spring, summer, and fall!

See ya around and make sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or on our website!

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