As the name of our business implies, our property sits on land that was formed as a result of glaciers that moved through the state of Ohio during the Pleistocene epoch period. The receding glacial movement caused sediment deposits—glacial till http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till and rocks from as far north as Canada are visible in our area. The soil that was created by these glacial deposits is a well-drained, nutrient rich sandy loam, which is perfect for growing herbs. We presently have 2 ½ acres of outdoor growing space in addition to our two greenhouses. These 2 ½ acres are surrounded by 8-ft high deer fencing with 36″ of additional ground cover at the base to protect our crops. We use spring-fed pond water to irrigate our field crops through drip irrigation
Bob has successfully completed the 3-hour OSUE Fruit and Vegetable Safety Program and the Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) education program. Bob and Carol are both members of the Herb Society of America (HSA) and the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers (ASCFG).
Glacial Till Gardens is certified and participates as a vendor in the North Union Farmers Markets.