How to Store Winter Squash Like a Pro

By Dylan Leipold, New Farmer Academy Intern This time of year many of our summer squash and cucumbers are approaching the end of their lifecycle. Their glory days of lush, vibrant green growth are in the rear view mirror as they finally succumb to cucumber beetles,...

Has The Wilt Got You Feeling Down?

by Trish Fox, New Farmer Academy Intern Specifically, I’m speaking of the bacterial wilt that infects Cucurbits. At Old Trail Farm, we recently lost some cucumber plants in the hoop house to the disease. If you’ve been battling the wilt in your home garden, and you’ve...

5 Steps To Building A Perfect Bouquet

by Heather Brindza, New Farmer Academy Intern Have you found yourself with a surplus of freshly picked flowers and a desire to turn them into a pretty centerpiece in a jar? Are you at a loss of where to start and how to arrange your flowers to their ultimate...

Flowers on the Farm

There is food in every corner at Old Trail Farm, but vegetables aren’t the only bounty that fills our garden this season.  Wild flowers and specially bred companions dot the farmscape catching eyes with their bright colors and gentle decadence, while subtly attracting...

The Lady Bug, Aphid Annihilator

By Countryside New Farmer Academy interns Dylan and Trish Ladybugs, our new favorite beneficial insect, have found themselves a home at Old Trail Farm at a time when they are needed most.  The 2021 season is in full swing – farms and gardens throughout Cuyahoga...

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