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Preparing for Winter Rest

By |October 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Well it’s officially COLD here in Wheeling. I’ve had to dig out my winter hat and gloves to be outside, my tomato plants have been transferred to the compost pile, and rumor has it that snow was spotted this week. I suspect that our gardeners, like me, will be pulling out their warm weather

Season Extension

By |September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Well it’s official: we just hosted our final in-person workshop of the 2022 Backyard Gardeners season. It’s hard to believe that the growing season and our time with our gardeners is already coming to a close. While we can’t extend the time we get to spend with our gardeners, we can extend the time

Five Simple Ways to Use Up Your Garden Tomatoes

By |August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month our blog post comes from one of our backyard gardeners, Alex Panas. Alex is the Program Manager for Wheeling Heritage, where she works with artists, small business owners, and community stakeholders to provide technical assistance and create meaningful programs that enhance Wheeling. She also serves as the managing editor for Weelunk, Wheeling Heritage’s

Lessons from the Garden

By |July 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month our blog post comes from our gardener Terri, who reflects on the lessons she's learned from growing up in gardens and now starting her own.  One of my earliest gardening memories is that of my mom’s strawberry patch. In my mind, the strawberry patch was huge, near the back of the yard

Urban Gardening

By |June 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month we're sharing a story from our gardener Erica, who has endeavored to grow an expansive container garden on her front porch. I've been intrigued about this garden since March when we walked twenty containers up her porch stairs, and she said she still wanted more! Here's what Erica has to say about her

I Am Not a Gardener

By |May 22nd, 2022|Grow Ohio Valley|

This month we heard from one of our second year gardeners, Kara Bellen. I've been hearing talk about Kara's blackberry wine and homemade salsa since I arrived at Grow Ohio Valley a couple months ago, and I really enjoyed getting to hear more about her perspective on gardening, despite "not being a gardener."  Hi y'all!

Retrospective: Our Pilot Year

By |November 3rd, 2021|Grow Ohio Valley|

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

How To Store Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables: Let’s Talk About Canning!

By |September 24th, 2021|Grow Ohio Valley, Uncategorized|

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


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