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
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
Hello Everyone! This is Rhonda West reporting from Scott County TN. We really enjoyed the “All Hands Gathering” in Berea. Everyone shared a lot of useful information. Since then, we have been busy at Scott Christian Care Center. We had our collaborative meeting with our team members from KY and TN.
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
Amber D’Attoma /UT Extension Agent spoke and taught on how to preserve and store fresh produce, Safe methods of canning and freezing foods. Amber presented a PowerPoint and spoke about the safe canning methods. Suggested books: “So Easy to Preserve” UGA “Canning Foods” UT USDA Complete Guide to Canning PDF Online Handouts: Seasonal Guide
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
Learning the process of mushroom growing. Doug Stephens, hosted our work shop about mushroom growing. With our special guest speaker only wanting to be known as Mr, Marcum. We braved the cool wet weather on a Saturday in March at McCreary County Farmers Market to learn about growing mushrooms at home.
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
I would like to Thank all Grow Appalachia participants for such a wonderful year! We had our last get together this month, “Pot Luck and Closing Stories”. Some of the things that we talked about: One participant shared the craziest thing she tried this year: A family member had given her some old tapestry fabric.
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 –