Garden & Farm Briefs

January 14, 2019

Sussex farm bureau elects Phillips president

Dale Phillips has been elected president of Sussex County Farm Bureau. Phillips is a third-generation poultry grower on Gravel Hill Farm in Georgetown. His grandfather started raising poultry in 1951. Phillips took over for him in 2005 and has since replaced the original chicken houses with two new structures with a total capacity of 60,000 birds. His wife Kathy works at the University of Delaware Lasher Laboratory. The couple were honored as Outstanding Growers by Delmarva Poultry Industry Inc. in 2017.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.