2019 Gardening Season Underway

By |March 18th, 2019|Big Ugly|

-Bea Sias -Logan County West Virginia -Step by Step After receiving telephone calls for enrollment in Dec of 2018 Grow Appalachia in Lincoln and Logan counties have started to get their 2019 gardening season underway. It may be too early and the ground may be too wet but with a few gardeners that are on

Spring Greetings

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

--Emily Carter, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Hi All! Emily here with High Rocks in beautiful Hillsboro, West Virginia. I just kick-started my 6 months of service with AmeriCorps working in the gardens and assisting with Grow Appalachia. I participated in Grow Appalachia with my mother last summer and fell in love with High

The Beginning

By |March 12th, 2019|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, hoping everyone has been staying dry from all this rain we've been getting. First sign of dry weather would be a great time to get those gardens tilled up in case of spring showers. We have made a few lay outs of some of our gardens & how we may want them to

Planting by the Soil Temps

By |March 12th, 2019|Build It Up East TN|

I get a lot of questions this time of year, generally consisting of, “Can I plant X right now?”  The air is feeling a little warmer and on days when the sun manages to shine, spring fever starts to rage in the hearts and minds of every gardener I know.  The air temperatures may be

Spring is Only Days Away

By |March 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Gardening Tips With JJ. Spring is only days away, and Easter flowers are blooming! The days are getting longer, and it’s naturally everyone’s favorite season because of the longer… warmer days.  With spring near, it’s time to start planning your garden. The best place to start is to get a good

Eastern KY Farmer Conference 2019

By |March 8th, 2019|AmeriCorps VISTA, Hindman Settlement School|

Our participants had a great time learning about small-scale farming at the Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference! The third annual Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference was held on February 22 and 23 at the University of Kentucky’s Robinson Center in Jackson, KY. Five of our site’s Grow Appalachia participants received scholarships to attend. These participants want to

Time to Grow Your Own!

By |March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) kicked off their Grow Your Own program this past week. Classes were taught at three different sites to over 60 attendees. The focus of these workshops was Garden Planning which can be one of the most intimidating topics for a beginner. After introductions and a general overview of the program, members

Gardening Season Is Almost Here

By |February 11th, 2019|Red Bird Mission, Uncategorized|

Travis Adkins again from Red Bird Mission. With gardening season just around the corner, don't forget to warm up your tillers and tractors. Sharpen those tiller tines or replace wore out tines with new ones. Make sure your hoes, shovels and rakes are sharpened and ready to go. With all this weather we've been having,