Kicking off 2019 in Scott/McCreary County

By |March 25th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

January 31,2019 Grow Appalachia hosted “Meet and Greet” where applications were completed and everyone was introduced.  We have had three classes and three workshops this season Introduction to Grow Appalachia About the program Introduction to the team Site selection Soil Samples Garden Planning Deciding what to plant Selecting and ordering seeds When to plant Fruit

Apple grafting

By |March 21st, 2019|Wise County Extension|

Once upon a time, Wise County was the third largest apple producer in Virginia. Today, we're down to one commercial orchard (or two if you count the 14 acres managed by the prison for their own use). Even though we no longer have this industry, home orchards can thrive, and our annual apple grafting workshops

2019 Gardening Season Underway

By |March 18th, 2019|Big Ugly|

-Bea Sias -Logan County West Virginia -Step by Step After receiving telephone calls for enrollment in Dec of 2018 Grow Appalachia in Lincoln and Logan counties have started to get their 2019 gardening season underway. It may be too early and the ground may be too wet but with a few gardeners that are on

Spring Greetings

By |March 18th, 2019|High Rocks|

--Emily Carter, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Hi All! Emily here with High Rocks in beautiful Hillsboro, West Virginia. I just kick-started my 6 months of service with AmeriCorps working in the gardens and assisting with Grow Appalachia. I participated in Grow Appalachia with my mother last summer and fell in love with High

The Beginning

By |March 12th, 2019|Red Bird Mission|

Travis here, hoping everyone has been staying dry from all this rain we've been getting. First sign of dry weather would be a great time to get those gardens tilled up in case of spring showers. We have made a few lay outs of some of our gardens & how we may want them to

Planting by the Soil Temps

By |March 12th, 2019|Build It Up East TN|

I get a lot of questions this time of year, generally consisting of, “Can I plant X right now?”  The air is feeling a little warmer and on days when the sun manages to shine, spring fever starts to rage in the hearts and minds of every gardener I know.  The air temperatures may be