Seedlings for 2018

By |October 18th, 2017|Big Ugly|

Michael Tierney, Step by Step, Big Ugly As we bring in the last of our potatoes (over 4000 pounds) and crates of winter squash, sew rye to nourish the soil and cut down next spring’s weeds, and clear out the old so bugs, mold and other challenges won’t carry over into the spring, we also

Bea’s Garden Blog

By |October 18th, 2017|Big Ugly|

Bea Sias, Step by Step, Logan West Virginia The 2017 Gardening Season will soon be a thing of the past.  What I mean by that, mostly everything left in the gardens are, greens, peppers, potatoes and a few crops that were either re-planted or are still producing. I know myself in Logan and Man, we

Big Ugly Salsa

By |August 19th, 2017|Big Ugly|

Michael Tierney, Big Ugly   Salsa is a staple in our household, and we easily go through a large jar every week; we even eat it on macaroni and cheese and put a salsa layer in our chili pot pie. I have made salsa, but only the fresh variety that only lasts a few days

Healthy Cooking Promotion

By |June 20th, 2017|Big Ugly|

Michael Tierney, Logan County One of the toughest challenges in our healthy cooking promotion is working with our families to track their sugar and sodium consumption without seeming like the nutrition police. We have asked numerous partners, from Extension agents to our friends at Try This and Keys 4 Healthy Kids, to our mentors at

Becoming inSpiralized

By |June 20th, 2017|Big Ugly|

Marta Pate Big Ugly Grow Appalachia At this year’s healthy cooking workshops we’ve had a mix of presentations from neighbors and gardeners.  Today’s blog is from Marta Pate, one of our Big Ugly Creek gardeners who shares the joys of creative preparing with a food processing device that we also provided for interested workshop attendees.

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