Wayne Riley whom is the Laurel County Grow App. coordinator invited a special guest speaker to come to our meeting on Tuesday night. His name is Doug McIntosh, he is a soil sample specialist with the USDA. He spoke to the group about high tunnel benefits, having fresh vegetables throughout the winter months, less bugs, more disease resistance to the plants.  He discussed having a high tunnel that is movable to rotate sites. Very informative and useful information. Handouts were passed out with even more information. He ended the meeting with a statement “Know your farmer…know your food”. 

                                       Wayne Riley and guest Doug McIntosh

Doug and his wife Betty.
We were all very interested in this topic and learned alot about it.

Also I wanted to add the last of the community garden’s summer harvest.  Many different types of peppers. These will be donated to Laurel Heights and shelters.

These are some grafted tomatoes that Wayne grew at the LCAAHC.

Mini pumpkins that are mainly used for Fall decorating. One of our Grow App. participants grew these and brought them in to share. Hopefully many of them will save the seeds and plant some in their gardens next year.