Hi all! We’re Build It Up in East Tennessee. One of the things we like to do is participant blogs. This is a fun way for our participants to get further involved in the program and create a deeper understanding of their experience. Below is an example from one of our returning gardeners, Georgia.
“My name is Georgia and this is my second year in the Build It Up program. I live in Hampton, Tennessee and have been gardening in some capacity most of my life. My parents taught my siblings and myself to grow our own food, to cook, and to preserve our produce through canning and freezing. Since I moved to Hampton, I have been growing produce in my garden. I’ve also started a high tunnel unheated greenhouse for our family of 5. We finished the greenhouse in late fall of 2018 and began to plant… What a learning experience it has been! We have maintained some sort of crop in the high tunnel since then, ranging from greens and brassicas in the winter to beans, hot peppers, and tomatoes in the summer.