About Chelsea Goulding

Chelsea comes to ASD with a wealth of knowledge and a deep respect for the Appalachian Mountains. She currently lives in the outskirts of Washington County, Virginia, on a small plot with 2 cats, 4 pet chickens, too many houseplants, and a backyard brimming with food. Familiar with both home and market gardens, she has managed multiple farms and comes to us directly from the position of Greenhouse Manager at Virginia Highlands Community College. A VHCC alumni, she also holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Horticulture from Virginia Tech. Treating her backyard as a laboratory, Chelsea always ends up focusing on at least one small project a year. 2019 focused on the impact of different mulching materials and methods on plant health. 2020 looks to be focused on beekeeping and growing mushroom. Stay tuned for updates.

Time to Grow Your Own!

By |March 1st, 2019|ASD|

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) kicked off their Grow Your Own program this past week. Classes were taught at three different sites to over 60 attendees. The focus of these workshops was Garden Planning which can be one of the most intimidating topics for a beginner. After introductions and a general overview of the program, members

Turnip Tips

By |November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When your porch pumpkin starts to slump, another crop can steal the show this time of year. Turnips. The original Jack-O-Lantern, turnips are a quick cool season crop providing arguably as much instant gratification as radishes - measured in farm time, of course. Turnips can be eaten as greens

The Season to Step Back

By |October 1st, 2018|ASD|

One of the most influential phrases I’ve read over the years spoke to how a neat and tidy garden isn’t the sign of a good gardener. It’s the sign of a neat and tidy gardener. This time of year, some gardens end up full of weed seeds or eaten down by groundhogs. It can