Our vision is a vibrant, regional food system where healthy food is accessible to all.

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.

Our approach:

  • 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

  • Facilitate a network of organizations and leaders working to support food security across the region

OUR VALUES

  • Equity
    Grow Appalachia values cultural diversity while examining racial, social, systemic, and cultural inequities.

  • Inclusivity
    Grow Appalachia celebrates the diverse communities we serve

  • Integrity
    Grow Appalachia consistently engages participants and partners with honest and ethical practices.

  • Partnerships
    Grow Appalachia embraces collaboration to support a region of individuals and organizations aligned around healthy food access for all.

  • 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.

HUNGER RELIEF

We work to ensure kids have access to healthy meals and life-enriching programs year-round.

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.

HELP US FIGHT FOOD INSECURITY TODAY

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