Backyard Association to feature Mike Cunningham at March meeting


From Special Reports

Mike Cunningham, who owns and operates the family-operated Country Gardens Farm, will bring his tips on “Organic Vegetable Gardening” to the next meeting of the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers’ Backyard Association meeting.

The free presentation begins at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, March 9, via ZOOM. To register for the ZOOM meeting, please visit Meeting id: 931 1458 1589 Passcode: 326743.

Cunningham, who is an organic gardener and horticulturist from Newnan, holds a degree in horticulture from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton. With more than 40 years’ experience farming and operating a nursery, he and his wife, Judy, and their four sons farm land that has been in their family for more than three generations.

Cunningham also has written an organic gardening book, Seven Steps to An Organic Garden: The Basic Steps to Make Anyone A Green Thumb Gardener. He is known for his presentations to garden clubs, Master Gardener groups and professional nursery groups.

Mike and Judy Cunningham operate a farm stand at Country Gardens Farm, located at 2050 Hwy. 154 in Newnan where they sell raw milk, grass-fed beef, pasture-raised pork and chicken, and garden produce to the public. The Cunninghams offer three different 10-week Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs—milk, egg and vegetable—each year.

The Backyard Association is an educational program sponsored by the Coweta County Master Gardener Extension Volunteers (MGEVs). The presentations are free to the public and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

More Information: or call 770-254-2620.

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