Kick Off to the 2018 Year

By |March 22nd, 2018|Scott County|

When I think back over the past few years being involved with Grow Appalachia, this year feels so exciting.  We have selected participants for the 2018 year and are looking forward to teaching, learning, and growing with you all.  This year we have combined all classes and workshops for both the Scott County TN and

Spring is in the air…right?

By |March 15th, 2018|Highland Educational Project|

Happy Ides of March y'all! Lori here from McDowell County West Virginia. Spring is almost here we think. We've got the fever, either for the flavor of fresh produce, or hay fever. I'm going with the food even though our sinuses may disagree. Erratic weather has been fun around here. Just when we were working

From snowflakes to seedlings

By |March 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Here in the mountains of rural West Virginia we are still in the middle of a winter wonderland and garden planning seems like a pipe dream. Although the snowflakes keep falling we are excited to prepare for spring and the upcoming gardening season. My name is Alissa and I am new to the Grow Appalachia

Community in Bulk

By |March 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

-- Liz Kammeyer, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Here at High Rocks, we are in our eighth year as a Grow Appalachia site.  Can you believe it?  We hardly can!  But that doesn't mean we aren't always looking for ways to refine and improve our program -- in fact, that's a big part of

Getting Ready For The Farmer’s Market

By |March 11th, 2018|Red Bird Mission|

This is Travis at Red Bird Mission.  I attended the Eastern Kentucky Farmer Conference (EKFC) on February 22nd and 23rd. Where I learned a lot about taking care of my crops, having a good partner, learned more about value added products and what kind of certifications you need for different types of value added products.