We focus on many levels of food security because we see the need to think and work holistically to ensure individuals and families have access to the healthy food.
Facilitate a network of organizations and leaders working to support food security across the region
Distribute garden resources and hold classes
Provide technical assistance to farmers and market gardeners
Host farm field days and create online training videos
Ensure access to high tunnel infrastructure and protected growing systems
Invest in community infrastructure through commercial kitchens and farmers markets
Combat childhood hunger relief via feeding programs and nutrition education
Grow Appalachia embraces collaboration to support a region of individuals and organizations aligned around healthy food access for all.
Grow Appalachia consistently engages participants and partners with honest and ethical practices.
Grow Appalachia values cultural diversity while examining racial, social, systemic, and cultural inequities.
Grow Appalachia celebrates the diverse communities we serve
Grow Appalachia overcomes challenges, stands by commitments, and follows through with resolve.
Grow Appalachia honors the dignity of all people and their communities.
We collaborate with nonprofit partners to invest in backyard and community gardens in central Appalachia.
We work to ensure kids have access to healthy meals and life-enriching programs year-round.
We sell high tunnels, organic fertilizer, and other growing supplies to generate programmatic income for gardening infrastructure.
We believe infrastructure is a critical component to sustainable community food systems, which is why we’ve helped develop more than 8 commercial kitchens.
We partner with the NRCS and other agencies to provide technical assistance to producers.
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Grow Appalachia is a Strategic Initiative of Berea College.
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