Michelle here, reporting from ASD’s Grow Your Own program. Let me just say, whew, what a spring! At times I thought I might lose it, but luckily I didn’t. I found it instead. I found some peace that I can share. I wanted to highlight some of the incredible gardens that we support using Grow Appalachia funds, sweat equity, and incredible volunteer support:
First up, Girls Incorporated of Bristol, VA – We lost private funding for me to be on site for them during the growing months, but Ms. Deeanna stepped up and used her skills and handy dandy notebook to plant the raised bed garden. Furthermore, she took what she’s learned working at Girls Inc. as a staff teacher and started her own garden at home! Just the other day, she sent me these photos of what the girls made with their spinach and a beautiful lettuce salad.