Tonight we had our first workshop at the Tree Streets Community Garden in Johnson City!  Lexy and I demonstrated how to trellis peas, sow carrots, transplant brassicas, and answer questions for our future market gardeners!

Rain has been our biggest enemy starting up — we had to reschedule our Tuesday workshop to this evening and still have a few plots that need to be tilled.  But all is well; our families are very gung-ho on getting their gardens operational.  I had a wonderful time sowing with our families and getting to know our participants.  I was fueled with motivation after hearing their genuine anticipation and eagerness to learn.  This is going to be a fun year.

As someone who worked with Grow Appalachia last year for Grow Your Own, it is amusing to see the similarities between how workshops function.  I have to admit, it was a bit surreal to conduct my own workshop without Deni present, but I learned from the best!

I can’t wait to see everyone’s garden up-and-running by the end of the month.

Cheers!  And happy planting my fellow Appalachians!