Our Annual Reports

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


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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Planting Garlic

October 15th, 2021|0 Comments

The autumn season has finally arrived! ONE OF MY FAVORITES! It's a lovely way to end the gardening season, with the crisp fall temps, changing leaves, and the scent in the air. Not to mention

Healthy Soil Means Healthy Community

October 14th, 2021|0 Comments

As Fall gets underway and our production continues to slow down, it’s important to give thought to our soil for next year. After all, that’s where it all begins for our veggies, right? An

Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Hotter!

October 13th, 2021|0 Comments

Growing anything is incredibly rewarding. Growing something that made Shaquille O'Neal puke on live TV ... that sounds extra rewarding, let's grow some of that!! A growing trend in backyard gardening is growing hotter

The Transition Time

October 12th, 2021|0 Comments

It seems this year we are stuck in the in between, the transition time. As I look out my office window today, it certainly appears to be autumn, but as I walk down the lane

Is it Fall Yet?

October 11th, 2021|0 Comments

Even though we are almost midway into October, the temps here in Eastern Kentucky are still bringing on some hot weather.  While some of our gardeners did grow Fall gardens, we haven't heard much from

A Season in Review

October 11th, 2021|1 Comment

We have had such an amazing season. However we never did get back to in-person meetings but we got to speak to all our members through distributions and farm visits. Our first distribution was set