Grow Appalachia Proud

Travis again, wanna give a big thanks to Pineview Farms for the plants we purchased to give our growers at our last training. The last training was over”Basic Garden Maintenance”. Thanks to Jeff Casada from the Clay County Extension Office for being our speaker again for this training and answering the questions some of our growers had. We gave each member tomato plants, cabbage plants, cucumber plants, zucchini plants and pepper plants. Everyone was real happy with the variety of different plants they got to take home with them.

2018 Basic Garden Maintenance Training May 17th

2018 Basic Garden Maintenance Training May 17th

2018 Basic Garden Maintenance Training May 17th

2018 Basic Garden Maintenance Training May 17th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also our “Red Bird Valley Kitchen” is a huge success! thanks to Mary Beth Ingalls for using our kitchen to make her jams. While using our kitchen she found a way to modify strawberry jam. 3 different strawberry jams (Strawberry Chia Seed, Strawberry Lavender Chia Seed and Low Suger Strawberry rhubarb).

Red Bird Valley Kitchen

About the Author:

My name is Travis Adkins. I am 23 years old. I was born in Harlan, KY to Donna and Lonnie Adkins. I come from a big family of 8 brothers and sisters. To me family is everything. In 2000 we moved from Harlan to Leslie County Where I attended Beech Fork Elementary and then later I attended Red Bird Christian School. Growing up in the Appalachian Mountains I learned a lot. One thing in particular was working in the garden with my dad, Lonnie, before he passed away in March of 2010. We would till up a gardening area so we could plant potatoes, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cabbage, etc. Dad taught me a lot about all of that and how to be a good worker. He always said no matter what you do, do it to the best of your ability. My mom and dad was always encouraging us, along with raising us in church and setting a good foundation. In 2015 I gave my heart to the Lord and I try my best to do what he would have me to do to help people or try to lead someone to Christ. Not long after I gave my heart to the Lord, I met the love of my life, Kendra. I am now married and currently anticipating the arrival of our son, David Bentlee, in September of this year. Anyone that knows me, knows I'm all about the good Lord, my family and a hard worker. I thank God for all he has given me and I am excited to see what plans he has in store for me and my family in the future.

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