ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – The Virginia Association for Biological Farming held their 21st Annual Biological Farming Conference at the Hotel Roanoke for the past three days, wrapping up their final day today. Many local farmers and gardeners and others from all over the Commonwealth spent their weekend here in Roanoke to network and share knowledge with each other. Knowledge that’s helping huge farming operations as well as small farms, gardeners and even urban gardeners.
“The more I found about how things work in tandem, together and work most as a network, the more I just like gardening in general.”Drew Fridley – Urban Gardener
Understanding that the things we grow need ideal conditions, that the soil needs a lot of attention to enable our gardens and farms to grow and continue growing for generations to come.
“This whole idea of soil health and feeding the soil and feeding the biological component of the soil has really become paramount and there’s a lot more research dollars put into that. There’s a lot more public and private interest.”Brent Wills – President / The Virginia Association for Biological Farming