About hollykorb

AmeriCorps VISTA at Grow Appalachia mothership. Twin. Cat mommy. Coffee junkie.

Making Good Compost

By |May 26th, 2017|Headquarters|

Good afternoon Grow Appalachians! I hope you are feeling ready for a little break this Memorial Day weekend. I certainly am!  This post is a little bit of a recycle that I wrote back in 2015, but since so many of you readers are new folks, I figured I'd revive things a little. Plus, a

Finding a Calling in Local Food: A Grow Appalachia Story

By |May 17th, 2017|Headquarters|

Since the beginning, the heartbeat- for lack of a better word- of Grow Appalachia is that of its participants. To date, Grow Appalachia has reached more than 4,000 unduplicated families. These families and participants are as unique and diverse as the central Appalachian region itself. We collect a lot of numerical data in the form of

SFSP: The Second Year

By |May 5th, 2017|Headquarters|

Last year, the first year of the USDA Sponsored Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) in Berea, a team of Berea College student interns and labor students, as well as 2 AmeriCorps members, 1 AmeriCorps VISTA, and 1 full-time staff member delivered the following results in just 78 days: 13,880 total meals served 4,843 breakfast meals

Celebrating Earth Day

By |April 21st, 2017|Headquarters|

Earth Day is the day in which the big, beautiful, natural wonder of our life-sustaining planet is celebrated.  Always on April 22, Earth Day began in 1970 as a somewhat official launch of the modern environmental awareness movement. Millions of Americans rallying towards a more healthy and sustainable environment gathered that day in numerous coast-to-coast

The Dirt on Soil Testing

By |March 24th, 2017|Headquarters|

With these fluctuating temperatures, the outdoors right now may seem like a cold (or warm?), unwelcoming place that that you never want to return to. Rest assured; better days are coming! After all, the first day of spring started this week! Soon enough, you'll be able to walk outside without the fear of crippling frost and other