On Tuesday March 26th, 2013 we had representatives from 20 of our 21 sites come out to our “Planning Your Garden” informational meeting. Dr. David Ditsch from RCARS discussed possible plants and varieties and then worked with the group on drawing out their gardens. Each site has now a plan and a layout for the upcoming year.
Martha Yount, the Family and Consumer Sciences Agent and Heather Spencer, Snap-Ed Assistant, prepared a broccoli salad for everyone to taste test that night too. It was delicious. They also handed out the recipe information and many participants were eager to try their hand at the recipe later.
Grow Breathitt County has now officially hired our field assistant and he will be starting on April 8th. We are finishing up our soil tests and getting ready to get our gardens tilled as soon as the weather will allow.