Our Annual Reports

Check out our annual year-end updates on our work throughout the region.

2021

Cultivating community wellness hubs, launching our beekeeping initiative, supporting families across central Appalachia in growing their own food through the second year of the pandemic, welcoming a new cohort into our beginning farmer series, and personalized production planning for producers.

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2020

Navigating food insecurity during a pandemic, launching a strategic plan, and preparing for an upcoming leadership transition.

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2019

Folk arts and culture with farmers markets, John Paul & Eloise DeJoria visit Berea, and our Berea Kids Eat Coordinator, Martina Leforce, receives the Rural Spirit Award.

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2017

Publishing the results of a 2 year evaluation of our Garden Grants program, updates from the field, and impact numbers.

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2016

Federal commercial kitchen grant awarded, a spotlight on women in the food movement, the Appalachian Food Summit, and intergenerational gardening.

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2015

Value added products from Garden partners, the heirloom bean project, our online literary journal Pollen is released, and reflections from the field.

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2014

5 years of food security programming, our 2014 partnerships, looking ahead, and updates on our high tunnels.

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2013

Impact numbers, our approach to gardening, the full list of partners, and our geographic expansion over the last 4 years.

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RECENT POSTS FROM OUR GARDEN PARTNERS

Season Extension

September 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Well it’s official: we just hosted our final in-person workshop of the 2022 Backyard Gardeners season. It’s hard to believe that the growing season and our time with our gardeners is already coming to

Mushroom Foraging in Southwest Virginia

September 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Fall is here and it is an excellent time to try your hand at foraging for mushrooms.  Grow Sustainab-LEE had guest speaker, Adam Boring, come in to talk to our participants about mushrooming in Southwest

Fall is Here

September 20th, 2022|0 Comments

              September is here, you can feel Fall in the air. The mornings are cooler and the evenings are turning dark faster. This month we were able to give our garden participants a cover

Battling Mother Nature

September 18th, 2022|0 Comments

While we managed to avoid the serious flooding many places saw in July, Mother Nature caught up with us in August and dumped 5+” of rain in just a matter of hours, starting around 3:30