We here in Jackson, Breathitt County Kentucky are eager to get the 2015 Grow Appalachia or as we call it here, Grow Breathitt County, program underway. Winter has been harsh on us as it has so many throughout the state. The two snowstorms have pushed our initial meeting/orientation back to this week. On Wednesday evening around 65 people showed up to hear more about the Grow Breathitt County/Grow Appalachia program being offered here in our county. People are excited!!

Our next step is to identify the families that will be selected for the program this year, notify them and have our “Planning Your Garden Meeting” on March 25th. We have been blessed the first two years to not have to turn anyone away from the program. This year with so many people interested I’m not sure that will be the case. I don’t want to tell anyone who wants help, No.

Now as we sit here ready to get the tractor wheels turning, we will have to wait out the rain and floods before we can really gain momentum.