It's bittersweet to reference Tom Petty on this, his birthday, to introduce the activities of the past couple months here in the High Country. Our partners at Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture organized a tour of gardens for some interested parties from nearby Yancey County. The tour included Hospitality House, the school garden at Parkway
October is fleeting and we're sliding into November, yet the garden is still going strong! We've planted our fall gardens with kale, turnips, rape, spinach, collard, cabbage, and peas. The jalapeños are still producing a few stray peppers and the cabbages haven't quite filled out yet, but they're coming along. The greens and cabbages love
On this chilly mid-October day, a bowl of steaming, hearty chili, full of garden goodies sounds like the perfect order. Besides, it looks like frost may be coming so you better get out and cover those plants with Agribon row cover or harvest what you can. Grab the rest of your beans and okra. Time to get
our class started with 2 diffet types of ways to can kraut ,one way was with the old timmie shitter the other way was to cut it up . It was amazing watching and learning from these ladies .listing to stories of the old ways was so breath taking. a lot of our garnders had
Michael Tierney, Step by Step, Big Ugly As we bring in the last of our potatoes (over 4000 pounds) and crates of winter squash, sew rye to nourish the soil and cut down next spring’s weeds, and clear out the old so bugs, mold and other challenges won’t carry over into the spring, we also
Bea Sias, Step by Step, Logan West Virginia The 2017 Gardening Season will soon be a thing of the past. What I mean by that, mostly everything left in the gardens are, greens, peppers, potatoes and a few crops that were either re-planted or are still producing. I know myself in Logan and Man, we
New crops in the garden add variety and challenge. In an effort to benefit both our neighbors and ourselves, part of our income is made by selling produce at local farmers markets. Every year my husband, Tim, and I try to grow at least one new crop that we have not grown in the past.
As the growing season is slowing down, many of us our working towards preserving as much of our home grown goodies as possible. Grow Appalachia helps with this process by supplying material and funding for specific workshops. We had planned on doing a freezing and drying workshop. This was to be hosted by a member of