As I write this blog post we’re experiencing one of the first really beautiful Spring days of the year, and one of the first days in weeks where it isn’t raining (thank goodness)! After so many weeks of cold, rain, and snow, I expect our gardeners will be thrilled at the chance to actually
Happy Spring, y’all! Despite the snow last weekend, it’s really starting to feel like Spring here in Wheeling. I’m only wrapping up my first week at Grow Ohio Valley, but already I’m so excited for the second year of our Backyard Gardeners program. As I get oriented to the program, I’ve been hearing so
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 & Winter are periods of reflection for farmers and how to better our techniques for the next growing season. As
As the harvest begins winding down, we begin looking for ways to capture the taste of a summer garden all year long. One of the most tried and true ways of preservation is canning, either by pressure or water bathing. Canning is becoming increasingly more popular since the pandemic with the return to our
With the first of our site visits underway, we are featuring one of our families gardening in Brooke County, Nick & Debbie Yoklic! The Yoklics have been very receptive to the Grow Appalachia program and all we have to offer. They have kept us in the loop from the beginning from their garden construction
The solstice on June 20th marked the longest day of the year and the beginning of summer. While in the most northern part of the area Grow Appalachia serves, we are starting to see the fruits of our labor! We have a new project underway that will help us provide more learning resources for
It's only May and it feels like summer already, y'all! Looks like we’re past that frost date here in the Northern Panhandle, and our growing season here at Grow Ohio Valley is well underway! Let us know in the comments what you already have in the ground, and what you’re waiting to plant!
Happy Earth Day y’all! Leave a post in the comments on how you’ll be celebrating this day of recognition for Mother Earth. Today marks our 2nd blog post for Grow Appalachia: Upper Ohio Valley pilot season and we are so excited to share what we’ve been up to in the Northern Panhandle.
Welcome to the first blog post for Grow Appalachia Upper Ohio Valley 2021! Phoebe here to bring you news from Marshall County, the bottom of the four WV Northern Panhandle counties. While I am a native to the region who tells “outsiders” not to underestimate the culture and diversity within Appalachia, the