WE BELIEVE IN AN EQUITABLE FOOD SYSTEM.

We focus on many levels of food security because we see food system development as an opportunity that crosses many sectors. Our approach to food security in the region:

  • Gardening resource distribution and technical assistance

  • Agricultural curriculum and hands-on training

  • High tunnel infrastructure and protected growing systems

  • Economic development and beginning farmer assistance

We partner with communities in 6 states throughout central Appalachia to combat food insecurity and malnutrition. Our partners have worked directly with more than 5,700 families to produce more than 4 million pounds of healthy, organic produce.

OUR VALUES

  • Inclusivity

    Grow Appalachia celebrates the diverse communities we serve

  • Integrity

    Grow Appalachia consistently engages participants and partners with honest and ethical practices

  • Reliability

    Grow Appalachia overcomes challenges, stands by commitments, and follows through with resolve.

  • Respect

    Grow Appalachia honors the dignity of all people and their communities.

Where We Work

GARDEN GRANTS

We invest in communities in central Appalachia by making gardening grants to non-profits.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

We sell high tunnels and Organic fertilizer to generate programmatic income for gardening infrastructure.

COMMUNITY KITCHENS

Partnering with the USDA, we are installing 5 commercial kitchens in KY’s Promise Zone region.

FARMER DEVELOPMENT

We partner with the NRCS and other agencies to provide technical assistance to producers.

“Success unshared is failure.”

John Paul Dejoria • Founder + Primary Philanthropic Investor
OUR HISTORY

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