-- Food Revolution Class Students, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Hello! I go by Pine, it's kind of a weird nickname, but it's what my best friend so lovingly calls me. I have been a High Rocks girl for about 2 years. This is my 3rd time at camp, but 2nd time at Camp Steele specifically.
I'm not sure our Linwood Community Daycare kids know how great they have it! Below are some photos of the little ones harvesting potatoes...taters! Red taters, purple taters and regular old normal taters! Once again, we won the battle against those awful Colorado Potato Beetles. Mechanical beetle control is something I was never fond of
Changing Lives One of the greatest joys I have in being a Grow Appalachia Coordinator is seeing people do something they never knew they could. A lot of the participants have become friends of mine on Facebook. Now that the gardens are starting to yield vegetables I am seeing lots of posts about what has
Eat The Rainbow As a child I can remember being told eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes. Cartoons told us eat your spinach and you will grow big and strong like popeye, then comes to my mind the jolly green giant commercials. Its funny how we dismiss these things from
Are you involved with Grow Appalachia? What is your favorite aspect of the program? One of my favorite parts of Grow Appalachia is how the program takes a holistic view of improving the health of the region. One way Grow Appalachia seeks to improve the area is through education. Of course, Grow Appalachia seeks to
Week 4 6.24.19 To start the week we did a program at Natural Tunnel for the Junior Ranger program. Phil and I talked about trees and plants, the functioning parts and did a short hike to point out tree types and interesting facts about them. Once we got back to the office I fertilized my
What to do with an old tennis court that’s not being used? Transform it into garden space, of course! The old tennis court at Boys Home, affectionately nicknamed the “ghetto garden,” is now home to raised beds and a small greenhouse made from found materials. The cracked blacktop, not ideal for tennis, is
Recently our community garden has undergone some amazing changes. In late fall of last year we partnered with Refresh Appalachia to have a crew work our garden. With a crew of two and a crew leader on site for regular full time gardening, we were able to cut our own Christmas trees in December and
6.17.19 I plan on working Saturday, so I took a half day today. Used the morning to finish planning the dates and venues for my educational programs the rest of my 10 weeks here. After that I visited the home and garden of a Grow Wise participant to prepare for todays Grow Wise meeting.