Berry Bright Future My name is Michelle Young and I am the Grow Appalachia Coordinator and the Director or Economic Opportunity at Red Bird Mission. In my position, I am always looking for ways to help the people in our community. I want to help provide access to fresh, healthy food, and to help my
Last night, I met most of our gardeners in person for the first time at our garden planing workshop. It was great to see the excitement as they mapped out and made their plans for the upcoming growing season. For most of our gardeners this is their firsts garden as well. Meeting so many beginners
Have you heard that song? "Now the race is on and here comes pride in the back stretch." I know some of you have never heard this song, but this song was made popular by George Jones. Later, it was recorded by Sawyer Brown. Now, I know you want to know what this little musical
WHO IS ACCESS WV ACCESS WV (Appalachian Coalition for Cultural Preservation, Ecotourism, Sustainable Food Systems of Southern West Virginia) is an Appalachian Coalition with a mission of increasing access to activities and resources that impart cultural preservation, promote ecotourism, recreation, and sustainable food systems in southern West Virginia counties. This Appalachian Coalition is based on
Imagine: A sweet, juicy, round red fruit grown in a garden. If you thought of a tomato, you're right! Berea Community Elementary School had their green house fixed up and we are ready to grow some plants! Grow Appalachia will engage students, teachers, and families in this exciting new project: a tomato
Hello Everyone! This is Rhonda West reporting from Scott County TN. We really enjoyed the “All Hands Gathering” in Berea. Everyone shared a lot of useful information. Since then, we have been busy at Scott Christian Care Center. We had our collaborative meeting with our team members from KY and TN.
Hello all! This is Rosie over at Build It Up in Johnson City, Tennessee where we are entering our 7th season in partnership with Grow Appalachia. Just this week, we had our first official workshop covering introductions and what this season with BIU will include. There were many new faces and some familiar faces, but
With Spring Brings Newness. Alas, Spring is near. During this time of the year there is a certain newness or rebirth that seems to take place. Each person has the desire to start anew whether it be to clean, have a newfound hobby or begin their gardening season. Much preparation goes into these things.
Recently, I was lucky enough to attend the Grow Appalachia All-Hands Gathering. We spent the better part of two days sharing successes, trading tricks and tips, and getting up to date with all Grow Appalachia has to offer. Somewhere in the middle of that, David Cooke referred to the program as true community development.