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On Our Mark, Get Set, WHOA!

By |April 5th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

We were ahead for a moment, then we were neck and neck, then ahead again, and then full stop. Whoa. We were able to order our tools and found canners early on, no scrambling at the last minute this year. We were so excited. Food dehydrators became an issue though, but just in the nick

Spring is in the Air

By |March 31st, 2021|Scott County|

Scott and McCreary county participants gathered for our 2nd Grow Appalachia meeting held on March 18th.  To ensure the safety of our participants by observing proper social distancing, we offered a multi-faceted meeting format. One meeting at 4:30, repeated at 6:00 plus uploading the video to our YouTube channel. This month’s meeting focused on Basic

Spring Arrival In Owsley County

By |March 28th, 2021|Owsley County Farm-to-School|

By: Tanya Begley                                                                                                                            Photo courtesy of prospect.org What is that we see slowly peeking out from the shadows? YES!! It is SPRING! Mother nature has awoken from her long slumber and we cannot be happier to see her. Of course, this past winter’s strain of ice storms, flooding and the ongoing Corona

Grow Appalachia Takes New Vrindaban

By |March 22nd, 2021|Grow Ohio Valley|

Welcome to the first blog post for Grow Appalachia Upper Ohio Valley 2021! Phoebe here to bring you news from Marshall County, the bottom of the four WV Northern Panhandle counties. While I am a native to the region who tells “outsiders” not to underestimate the culture and diversity within Appalachia, the

Garden and orchard transitions

By |March 19th, 2021|Wise County Extension|

Most of our growers are transitioning from tree fruits to vegetables at the moment.  Those who have apple and pear trees have done their grafting and pruning, and now they're thinking of the garden soil prep. In order to maintain safe numbers for our apple grafting this year, we broke that into four separate

Grow Appalachia, March 2021

By |March 19th, 2021|Step-by-Step Logan Co.|

By Bea Sias In a short time, we will be able to start planting our gardens. I know many will be wanting to begin growing plants now that spring seems to have arrived, despite winter’s repeated attempts to stay. One of our new gardens is with a recovery program, and we will be showing the

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