The Why!

By |July 8th, 2020|Hindman Settlement School|

Needless to say, 2020 has been a rough one; Australian wild fires, COVD19, murder hornets, protests, riots, volcanic threats, a Saharan dust storm and more and more and more… We have been isolated, quarantined, and the world we lived in turned upside down in an instant. The chaos of it all has made the simplest

A Tale of Two Approaches

By |July 8th, 2020|Magoffin County Extension, Uncategorized|

When it comes to gardening, more than one approach is acceptable.  Traditionally, a plot is plowed, disced, and then tilled before sowing.  The traditional approach has no protection against the weather.  Recently, a new approach has begun to be utilized.  This new approach is to use something called a high tunnel.  The high tunnel resembles

Gardens Provide More Than Food

By |July 5th, 2020|Uncategorized|

At the beginning of our quarantine period, toilet paper and hand sanitizer were not the only items that were near impossible to find. We experienced a shortage in seeds and other garden supplies. Many families expressed a desire, and a need, to grow their own food. Fear of the unknown seemed to be the main

Now More than Ever

By |July 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

Despite the challenges and downright difficulties we have faced we are doing great! Our gardeners are all set, at the moment. We will be starting garden visits soon. I enjoy these visits because the gardeners are so excited to tell us about the good (and the not so good,) stories of their journey. We have

Eat your vegetables and carry on.

By |July 1st, 2020|Cowan Community Center|

Greetings from Val at Cowan Community Center. "It looks like a war effort."   Bennett Quillen, featured Grow Appalachia participant reflected as he walked into the CANE Kitchen last Wednesday to deliver fresh strawberries, potatoes, peas, lettuce, zucchini and more garden bounty for the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation FARMACY program.  I certainly don't want to

Organic Gardening and Beneficial Insects

By |July 1st, 2020|Scott County|

Scott and McCreary County met this month at Scott Christian Care Center.  We had about 20 participants gather.  Doug Stephens talked to us about the importance of organic gardening and organic gardening techniques.  Doug had a great presentation and this is the topics he discussed: ORGANIC GARDENING A big component of the Grow Appalachia Program