Our Annual Reports

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


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

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

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

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

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

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Seed Starting Tips

December 20th, 2022|0 Comments

Seed starting tips from our on-farm technicians Too early to start seeds? Maybe, but not too early to start preparing to grow next year’s transplants. It seems to always be a rush in late winter

A Garden Of Kindness

December 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Greetings from Cincinnati! With the frost coming early this year, we have already been busy clearing and replanting our garden beds with cool-weather vegetable crops and dragging season extension materials from the shed. Winter is right

“Wrapping up the Year”

October 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

This is a shared quote that I read, “A garden return 50 times the investment you put into it. Not just food, but joy, peace and a real connection with creation, A spiritual retreat from

Preparing for Winter Rest

October 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Well it’s officially COLD here in Wheeling. I’ve had to dig out my winter hat and gloves to be outside, my tomato plants have been transferred to the compost pile, and rumor has it

Saturday Morning in the Community Garden

October 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Hello Grow Appalachia friends! Since our last entry the season has turned over to fall, and we are now busy removing the old tomatoes and peppers and adding in new vegetable plants like cabbage, kale,