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Harvesting the Season: 20,000 lbs of Produce

By |November 8th, 2018|AmeriCorps VISTA, Hindman Settlement School|

What a harvest! Our Grow Appalachia participants harvested over 20,000 lbs. of organic produce this year to feed their families and fuel their businesses. For four years, the Hindman Settlement School has been proud to partner with Grow Appalachia to provide our community with gardening and healthy living classes as well as seeds, tools, and

Turnip Tips

By |November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When your porch pumpkin starts to slump, another crop can steal the show this time of year. Turnips. The original Jack-O-Lantern, turnips are a quick cool season crop providing arguably as much instant gratification as radishes - measured in farm time, of course. Turnips can be eaten as greens

Field Notes: Find your inner sweet potato

By |October 28th, 2018|Greenhouse17|

Our third harvest from this season's companion planting was a success. The sweet potatoes grew so big and plentiful this season. We've already begun meal planning to make sure everyone living at our shelter will enjoy the harvest -- roasting, baking, mashing, making soup. And delicious sweet potato pies, of course! The sweet potato beautifully represents

Pumpkins

By |October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Three of our Wise County Grow Appalachia families who are interested in commercial production were able to join us for a misty, end-of-the-season tour of a pumpkin farm in a neighboring county last week.  We toured the farm of Amy Fannon, Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Lee County, Virginia. A few of

Kids LOVE Carrots

By |October 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Linwood Community Daycare kids LOOOOOVE carrots fresh out of the garden.  Below are a few kid friendly carrot ideas, just in case your kids are a little more picky than ours are! Do the Mash Fold carrot puree into whipped mashed potatoes for an extra boost of nutrition and a colorful side dish. Get

Veggie Queens

By |October 15th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV As we come full circle to the forecast of frost, and say goodbye to the families that have been with us this season, I'd like to share some photos from the High Rocks gardens.  Our Veggie Queens are our inspiration to share our gardening resources with the wider community;