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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Grateful for Grow Your Own

December 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

A young mother teaches her child patience and the value of hard work. A full-time college student finds new ways to practice her studies. A native Appalachian appreciates her community more than ever. Ashley

Beautiful season

November 23rd, 2021|0 Comments

We've come to the close of a Beautiful Season! The year ended with our gardeners collecting over 32,975+ pounds of fresh produce that they either ate, sold, preserved, or gave to friends and family.

Retrospective: Our Pilot Year

November 3rd, 2021|0 Comments

Post Program Thoughts With the last of the harvest being stored for winter, and the first frost settling on the grass, we are wrapping up our pilot season with Grow Appalachia. Fall

ASD’s Program Member Highlight

November 2nd, 2021|0 Comments

Established in 2012, Appalachian Sustainable Development's Grow Your Own program empowers beginner gardeners to take control of their food sovereignty by cultivating their own home or community gardens. "Appalachian Sustainable Development has been

New to the Grow Appalachia Family

October 20th, 2021|1 Comment

Grow Appalachia at St. Vincent Mission is ending another productive and challenging year. We have hired a new Garden Program Coordinator. Jeannette Mullins joined our team in September 2021. She has lived in the Floyd