Brandywines are Fine

By |August 26th, 2019|Williamson Health & Wellness Center|

This month most people are seeing the end of their summer garden here. Cucumbers are slowly fading away, the heat from mid July and early August deterred most people from doing a lot in the community garden.  There were a few dedicated growers that kept it going and have already started cleaning out their beds

Canning Galore

By |August 19th, 2019|Big Ugly|

Bea Sias, Logan, WV Step by Step It seems that once we get started well with our gardening season, and with a snap of the fingers it is over. We really are too busy to get to enjoy the fruits of our hard labor. But there has definitely been some busy people in Logan County

Harvest Season

By |August 19th, 2019|Big Ugly|

In the spring we dealt with a late start to the growing season, hungry critters (in my case chipmunks, deer, and Peter Rabbit). Then summer came, and it seemed to get off to a nice wet start; unfortunately, the early summer rains didn’t continue, and the promise of an ideal growing season evaporated along with

Salsa! Salsa! Salsa!

By |August 18th, 2019|Martin County Extension|

Salsa! Salsa! Salsa! After learning preservation techniques for extra harvested vegetables, many of our farmers have found salsa as a favorite. Salsa can be made with many different recipes. Some families in the mountains have family-favorite recipes that have been passed down for generations. Salsa

Event Ideas: Boosting Attendance = More $$$$

By |August 15th, 2019|Linwood|

Greetings! We are just coming off of our big event for the season - Linwood Alive's annual Farm to Fork Dinner, where this year we raised over $5000.  Time is donated by decorators, chefs, musicians, yoga teachers and more. Watching the pillars of our community band together to get this event underway is always amazing,

It’s All About Food!

By |July 28th, 2019|Boys Home of Virginia|

After all this talk of gardening techniques, seeds, and soil, we can’t forget the original purpose of a garden – to grow food! On Monday, July 15th, Derek Nottingham from Guest Services visited Boys Home to give a cooking demonstration using some of the fresh produce from the garden. The focus for the morning