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A summer to remember

From Yvonne Scott, Program Coordinator, in Wolfe County, I can say how pleased I am that we've had a couple of days without rain. For all our families, this will surely be the most challenging…

History and Heat

History and Heat
eliot williams, Appalachian South Folklife Center, Pipestem, WV Today we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Appalachian South Folklife Center. People from all over have come to Pipestem this weekend to honor the legacy of Don…

Rain Rot

Katie Smith reporting from Scott County It started with a long, snowy and cold winter, followed by a rush to till and get the garden in before Mother's Day. Then it came the sun. And…

Best Beans EVER

Best Beans EVER
Happy July everyone! Lori here from sunny and or soggy West Virginia. I hope everyone in the Grow Appalachia family has made it through these awful stormy weather patterns we have been having lately. After…

High Rocks loves Grow Appalachia

High Rocks loves Grow Appalachia
The High Rocks Grow Appalachia partner site builds a special relationship between teenage girls in Appalachia and their food. High Rocks holds two camps in the summer. The girls eat fresh local food, help in the…

Beans and Back Injuries

Aja here from headquarters with a few updates! The beans are growing up tall in our Berea research garden! Our structures are all up, and the beans that haven't reached the top yet are working…

Reasons to Start a Garden

We all may cringe in the grocery store when we see the prices or quality of the stocked food.  But food and being fed, is about more than the fiscal cost. The value lies in…

First Fruits

First Fruits
Last week marked the beginning of the 2015 tomato harvest here at PMSS. Fresh tomatoes are some of the most highly anticipated garden goodies, at least for me. Anyone who has gardened for any length…