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Eat the Rainbow

By |July 7th, 2019|Scott County|

  Eat The Rainbow   As a child I can remember being told eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes.  Cartoons told us eat your spinach and you will grow big and strong like popeye, then comes to my mind the jolly green giant commercials.  Its funny how we dismiss these things from

Beneficial Insects and Mushrooms

By |June 11th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

Our meeting in May was jammed packed with activity.  We had Mr. Marcum who did our mushroom workshop earlier this year return to share about blue oyster mushrooms. He also brought gallon sized ziploc bags filled with wood chips and mushroom spores.  Everyone who wanted to try to grow their own mushroom colony got

Kicking off 2019 in Scott/McCreary County

By |March 25th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

January 31,2019 Grow Appalachia hosted “Meet and Greet” where applications were completed and everyone was introduced.  We have had three classes and three workshops this season Introduction to Grow Appalachia About the program Introduction to the team Site selection Soil Samples Garden Planning Deciding what to plant Selecting and ordering seeds When to plant Fruit

Season Extension

By |September 11th, 2018|Scott County|

August has been a very busy month for us here at the Scott Christian Care Center.  This month we went to Carl and Sherry Shafer’s Farm.  Carl shared with us about extending the garden season. Interesting fact that he shared with us:  Green beans are nitrogen fixers the roots of the bean have rhizobium –

Farmer’s Market

By |July 11th, 2018|Scott County|

The Scott County Farmers Market is an official member of the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets and is located at 600 Scott High Dr. in Huntsville, TN. Historically, the Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm throughout the summer (June - Sept). Vendors range from produce, honey, baked goods, crafts, to just about anything that

“Oh, How the Garden Grows”

By |June 4th, 2018|Scott County|

We had a great crowd at the last Grow Appalachia meeting drawing a lot of attention in the community!  The local Scott County newspaper showed up and had a lot to say about the meeting. We had about 50 gardeners in attendance from both Scott County TN and McCreary County KY.  The reporter was so