End Of Season

Travis here, as we close another year for Grow Appalachia here at Red Bird Mission. We would like to thank all of those who have supported us through out this year. Jeff Casada and Lora Lee Howard from the Clay County Extension Office and Ray Wilson from the Leslie County Extension Office for coming out and speaking at our training’s and demonstrations for our members. Would like to thank everyone who has donated tools, food or any others items for our community.

With the gardening season at an end for this year, lets not forget to service all of our tillers, plows, tractors and any other equipment that we use for our growing season. changing fluids in all equipment with a motor. Cleaning up your gardening tools. Hoe’s, shovels, rakes, etc. Taking care of our tools and equipment helps for them to last longer and be more dependable.

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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