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Spring is in the Air

By |March 31st, 2021|Scott County|

Scott and McCreary county participants gathered for our 2nd Grow Appalachia meeting held on March 18th.  To ensure the safety of our participants by observing proper social distancing, we offered a multi-faceted meeting format. One meeting at 4:30, repeated at 6:00 plus uploading the video to our YouTube channel. This month’s meeting focused on Basic

2021 A Great Year for Gardening

By |March 2nd, 2021|Scott County|

The Scott County Grow Appalachia program 2021 has experienced an exciting launch for the 2021 launch.  While 2020 offered unique struggles, 2021 is seeing a hopeful and enthusiastic group of participants expressing their anticipation. This season we have seen our largest group to date, with 69 families and 6 community gardens.  Adding to the excitement

Raised Bed

By |October 5th, 2020|Scott County|

Scott Christian Care in partnership with the UT/TSU Scott County Extension Office and Big South Fork Master Gardeners Club have installed our first demonstration garden here at our new location. This garden was built by volunteer Bill Moore from recycled materials. Heat treated pallets and reclaimed 2x4’s were used to build the 4x8 bed.  Due

So Proud of Our Gardeners

By |September 3rd, 2020|Scott County|

This year has certainly been different.  But needless to say, It has been a good one.  Participants are happy to share photos, recipes and wonderful gardening stories.  I always get excited to see what they share.  We are so proud of our gardeners. Brianne Upchurch and her 3 year old daughter, Evelee shared photos of

Canning Sweet Pickles

By |August 3rd, 2020|Scott County|

A few years ago one of our participants shared a jar of pickles he had canned.  I will say, that these were the best sweet pickles I had ever eaten.  My garden has produced many cucumbers this year and I asked the participant to share his recipe with me.  These are delicious pickles and you

Organic Gardening and Beneficial Insects

By |July 1st, 2020|Scott County|

Scott and McCreary County met this month at Scott Christian Care Center.  We had about 20 participants gather.  Doug Stephens talked to us about the importance of organic gardening and organic gardening techniques.  Doug had a great presentation and this is the topics he discussed: ORGANIC GARDENING A big component of the Grow Appalachia Program

2020 Gardening

By |June 1st, 2020|Scott County|

Hello Everyone!  This month I just wanted to share with you all about some of our local gardens.  All of our gardeners are doing very well. Glenda Newport: She has pots along with some raised beds.  Her garden is doing well this year and she is excited about canning and preserving food this year too!

Helping Hands

By |May 5th, 2020|Scott County|

What a challenging time these past few months have been.  I would like to share some inspiring news about a family and the help they received from Grow Appalachia.  This is a story about an elderly couple, both in their 70’s.  They have been participants to the program for three years.  They have also been

New Beginnings

By |April 7th, 2020|Scott County|

  One of our Participants shared this photo with me.  It puts a smile on my face and I hope it does yours too.  She said, "Social distancing, well not from the dog and planting flowers!" We started the year off great. We have 55 participants with 39 of these being first year participants! Our

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