Beneficial Insects and Mushrooms

By |June 11th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

Our meeting in May was jammed packed with activity.  We had Mr. Marcum who did our mushroom workshop earlier this year return to share about blue oyster mushrooms. He also brought gallon sized ziploc bags filled with wood chips and mushroom spores.  Everyone who wanted to try to grow their own mushroom colony got

Summer Internship – Week 1

By |June 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Hello Everyone! My name is Joslyn and this was my first week as the summer intern at the Wise County Extension office. I moved to Virginia in January 2019 after graduating from Michigan Technological University where I studied ecology and environmental sciences. I grew up in Manistee Michigan, with Lake Michigan never more than 10

High Tunnel Workshop: Grow Appalachia Style!

By |June 6th, 2019|Headquarters, High Tunnels, Hindman Settlement School|

Hey everyone! Kayla here, just dropping in to share a story of a unique and educational experience Ive recently had working for Grow Appalachia. Earlier this week I spent a wonderful 3 days in between two beautifully tree covered mountains in Eastern Kentucky at the Hindman Settlement School teaching a group of college students

Planning Your Garden for Three Seasons

By |May 22nd, 2019|Magoffin County Extension, Uncategorized|

On Monday, April 30th, Dr. Rick Durham from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture attended the Grow Appalachia meeting in Magoffin County.  Dr. Durham is a consumer horticulture specialist at the university. The topics discussed during, Dr. Durham’s visit covered everything from choosing a garden spot, to harvesting.  Also, Dr. Durham discussed many varieties

BUCC Spring Festival

By |May 20th, 2019|Big Ugly|

-Marcelle St. Germain -Step by Step, Big Ugly On May 4th, the Big Ugly Community Center had its spring festival. Our Grow Appalachia Garden Maintenance Workshop was a part of the festival. Weed, weed, weed was the theme of the workshop. To assist with this chore, gardeners had a choice of hoes to attend to