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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Harvest time and Season Extension

August 6th, 2022|0 Comments

It’s finally time to rake in the harvests!  July and August are some of the most prolific months for gardeners in our region.  All of our hard work is finally paying off in the form

No insects, just weather!

August 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Normally we are fighting the different types of bugs and diseases this time of the year but instead, we seem to have made mother nature mad in our neck of the woods, and now she’s

Best Workshop Ever!

August 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

This was one of our best attended and most fun workshops yet! We owe it all to the Bell County Cooperative Extension Service Agents. Rebecca Miller, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Christina Horton, Program

Heartbroken growers

August 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors in eastern Kentucky.  While we didn't see nearly the damage here in Wise County that Letcher, Knott, Breathitt and Perry County experienced, we did see roads,

Rolling in the Heat

August 1st, 2022|0 Comments

July is always a busy month for gardeners, and I am so happy to share that our gardeners have been getting great harvests! Though the summer has been extra hot, rainy days in the