We are getting all of our raised beds filled for the Girl Scout’s, Dewall senior center and the ones we built for the Grow Appalachia gardens which will provide produce to be sold to the Red Bird Mission Work Camp and at the Farmers market. We have also added three additional plots here on campus to grow vegetables to be sold and have the benefits added to the Grow Appalachia funds trying to begin being more self sustainable. Karen and I planted two huge lettuce beds some onions and some corn. We also have tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers growing in our greenhouse to use as starter plants for theses gardens.
This has been another very productive week for Grow Appalachia and Red Bird Mission. We helped the E.C.D class plan their garden layout and used the mantis tiller to plow up the area, it work perfect! We provided them with a few cole crop plants we had started in our greenhouse and a couple variety of seeds. The kids are really excited about their garden as one child said “I’m gonna be a farmer aint I Chad”.