This time last year, I was 10 weeks pregnant with my first child, my daughter Mallory. I was also overzealous and consumed with all my plans and dreams for the first growing season at our new house and homestead that we purchased at the end of summer 2019. I had spent months dreaming of my
Here in Wayne, WV we’re responding to historic flooding in March of 2021, on the heels of historic ice storms in February, just weeks before, following a year of a global pandemic, during a multi-year downturn in the post-coal economy, in a region with too many families devastated by nearly a decade of an opioid
The Year 2020 will go down in history as a lot of things, ‘unprecedented’, ‘tumultuous’, but here in Wayne, we will remember the year 2020 as a rebirth of the family garden. When we applied to be a Grow Appalachia partner site in 2019 for the 2020 gardening year, we had no idea what to
September is an obvious time for transition in the garden. It’s both sweet and spicy as the last tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, and berries come off the vine, the peppers begin to turn colors and the spicy greens sown for fall cover begin to emerge. Some might say that September is the ‘end of the harvest
HUNTINGTON — For the past few weeks, Lacy Davidson Ferguson and Grow Wayne have been teaching 50 families across Cabell and Wayne counties all about growing and preserving their own crops. A registered dietitian and resource coordinator for the West Virginia Department of Agriculture, Ferguson has spent her life working with and understanding natural foods.
It’s amazing, really. How rapidly our normal, day-to-day existence, transformed in a matter of hours. And how the transformation from co-work spaces, community gatherings, and family functions to social distancing and self-isolation, also transformed our ability to have access to some of life’s most basic necessities…FOOD! From the onset of this pandemic reaching the US,
It’s no secret, we’re living in unprecedented times. We’re in the middle of a global pandemic and life as we ALL knew it has come to a screeching halt! For many, it’s terrifying. The risk of contracting a disease that takes days to rear it’s head, leaving us and our friends, family and neighbors venerable
WHO IS ACCESS WV ACCESS WV (Appalachian Coalition for Cultural Preservation, Ecotourism, Sustainable Food Systems of Southern West Virginia) is an Appalachian Coalition with a mission of increasing access to activities and resources that impart cultural preservation, promote ecotourism, recreation, and sustainable food systems in southern West Virginia counties. This Appalachian Coalition is based on