Team members Amy Dunzweiler and Robert Yarbrough have recently joined our site as project assistants and have brought a real shot-in-the-arm to our project. Amy and her family are transplants from California to Clay County, where Amy has quickly become highly involved in various community development projects. She is a founding member of Clay Runners, Stay in Clay and Healthy Clay groups. She and her husband John are avid gardeners and she shares a lot of her organic methods with neighbors and friends. They recently set up bees while two of our other GA participants along with a few neighbors looked on. Amy has been great about researching Grow Appalachia and really getting a feel for the heart of the program. She has proven to be a tremendous asset, and we look forward to working with her.
Robert Yarbrough is a local farmer in Jackson County, and his wife Jenny is a SNAP-Ed worker with our local UK Extension. The two of them make a very valuable pair for our Grow Appalachia site. Robert quickly got a feel of the Grillo tiller, and has been going around to each site to till, deliver supplies, and to give advice. The Yarbroughs had their sights set on starting a CSA this year, but have since decided that the groundwork that is being laid to form a network among local gardeners and farmers is the key to success of a CSA in the near future. Robert and Jenny are central to that network.
Welcome, Amy and Robert to the CVDHD Grow Appalachia team!