It’s only May and it feels like summer already, y’all! Looks like we’re past that frost date here in the Northern Panhandle, and our growing season here at Grow Ohio Valley is well underway! Let us know in the comments what you already have in the ground, and what you’re waiting to plant!
Grow Appalachia Upper Ohio Valley took a road trip over the past weekend down to where this program started, Berea College! It was a trip to pick up pallets of fertilizer that Grow Appalachia has as an option for organizations to distribute to families. We made the trek to the Bluegrass State in our box truck that has joined the Grow Ohio Valley family as a COVID-19 response.
The box truck was originally leased for R2S, a program that began in the spring of 2020 partnering with local restaurants, Vagabond, Whisk, Sarah’s on Main, Rachel’s on 16th, Mugshots, as well as West Virginia Northern Community College, Ohio County Schools, and various other partners to deliver hundreds of meals each week to students. This program had many variations throughout its existence, from a multi-day distribution to direct donations at highrises and assisted living sites in Wheeling. This program has reduced meal deliveries since it’s inception, so we were able to use it for Grow Appalachia purposes.