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Gardens Off to a Good Start

By |May 16th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

All of our gardens are off to a good start! We've gotten some delicious peas and strawberries out of Lotts Creek Learning Garden. We are experimenting with amaranth and quinoa this year. Peas from LCLG Hickory Hill Recovery Center has 15 raised beds installed and planted. A crew of approximately 25 participants will

Playing Catch Up

By |April 18th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner from Lotts Creek Community School reporting in for a catch up post. I had missed last week's post. Last week I was making a delivery to our Fly-By Gardens site in Chavies, KY. On Tuesday 4/7/15 I had spent the morning gathering materials for a straw bale garden demonstration. Its was raining really

In Situ Composting

By |April 18th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner reporting in from Lotts Creek Community School. Composting in situ is that act of growing dirt while growing plants in the same spot. Lotts Creek Learning Garden has been doing just that with its Hugelkultur beds. In order to create a Hugelkultur bed start with wood on the bottom, then add some finer

Our First High Tunnel

By |April 5th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner, Americorps VISTA,  Reporting in from Lotts Creek Community School for 4/4/15. Lotts Creek Learning Garden has leveled up this week with a new high tunnel. A big thank you goes out to the the Grow Appalachia tech crew for leading this build! It should also be noted that Holy Korb and I had

Spring Ingenuity

By |March 24th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner (VISTA) from Lotts Creek Community School reporting in a few days late. It's been a very busy couple of weeks! Sprouts keep going Sprouts coming along Most of our sprouts are doing great. They need to get more light though and should be moved to our greenhouse. We've had

Sprouting Through the Storm

By |February 28th, 2015|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Hello all, Dorothy Feltner (Americorps VISTA) reporting in from Lotts Creek Community School. Lotts Creek Learning Garden is still under some significant snow cover. The storm definitely threw our schedule back, but we have been starting seeds! We have some vibrant sprouts coming up and many more planted. 1224 total plants are started so far

Fall cooking Class

By |October 31st, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner reporting in from Lotts Creek. Pumpkin chili ingredients in the crock. In the spirit of Fall,  I chose to do a cooking demo of pumpkin chili in a crock pot for our heart healthy cooking class requirement. I had a batch already prepared and served with rice for everyone to try.

Farmers Market Gathering

By |October 21st, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner, VISTA at Lotts Creek Community School reporting in. Last week I attended a small Farmers Market conference put on by the Community Farm Alliance in Berea, KY. Some of you lovely G.A. bloggers were there. Nice to see you! I thought the conference was extremely beneficial for me. The Farmers Markets near me

Conference Season

By |October 13th, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner, Americorps VISTA reporting in from Lotts Creek. After a long 3 days at Appalachian Coal Country Team training conferences, I'm pretty excited to be back home. Beckley, WV was nice, but the "prison bed" accommodations were not my favorite part. I did learn some really great things about grant writing and project management

Good News

By |October 7th, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA|

Dorothy Feltner reporting in from Lotts Creek. I'm once again behind on posting, but I will catch up quick. I had written a United Way grant last month for increasing food security through the school garden and the food pantry. We were approved for $1000, which will go towards some perennial purchases for the Lotts

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