Eat your vegetables and carry on.

By |July 1st, 2020|Cowan Community Center|

Greetings from Val at Cowan Community Center. "It looks like a war effort."   Bennett Quillen, featured Grow Appalachia participant reflected as he walked into the CANE Kitchen last Wednesday to deliver fresh strawberries, potatoes, peas, lettuce, zucchini and more garden bounty for the Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation FARMACY program.  I certainly don't want to

Cowan Creek

By |May 19th, 2020|Cowan Community Center, Uncategorized|

Greetings from Valerie on Cowan Creek! Grow Appalachia We have been quite, but for too long, but are happy to be here and see all the good work our Grow Appalachia family is doing.  It has been a challenging year, but Debbie Cook, Grow Appalachia Coordinator has done a fabulous check making it work.  Our

Spring Is Arriving

By |March 18th, 2020|Cowan Community Center, Uncategorized|

Greeting from Cowan Community Center!  My name is Debbie Cook and I am the coordinator for the Grow Appalachia Gardening Program at the Center. When the 2020 garden seed catalogs started arriving in late December, I was really distracted and eager to look at them. I thought about last year's gardens with all the challenges

2016 Small/Limited Resources Producer Award to Shane Lucas

By |November 18th, 2016|Cowan Community Center|

Valerie Horn, Cowan Creek Congratulations to Shane and Kathy Lucas of Lucas Farms for receiving the 2016 Small/Limited Resources Producer Award this week at the Kentucky Small Farmers Conference.                Shane has been working for several years to expand his farm with lots of love and support from Kathy and his

Raising CANE

By |October 18th, 2016|Cowan Community Center|

Valerie @ Cowan Creek Cowan would like to take this time to formally thank the team at Grow Appalachia headquarters for including Cowan in the USDA Community Food Project grant. We are also excited for our partner sites and happy to be in their company as we make these community kitchens happen. A group of

Growing Appalachia

By |September 18th, 2016|Cowan Community Center|

Valerie Horn, Cowan Creek Photo courtesy of Malcolm Wilson, photographer, graphic designer, marketing consultant, web designer & artist, living in Blackey, KY.  This photo was taken at one of many gatherings at the Letcher County Extension Office.  Malcolm is our friend and is often offering his talents to our Grow Appalachia participants, Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers

Summer on Cowan Creek

By |July 18th, 2016|Cowan Community Center|

Hello!  It's Val at Cowan Creek. Hoping each of our partner sites are doing well and maintaining self, gardens and markets.  It's a full plate, but good to take time to savor some of the highlights of the summer.             Enjoyed seeing David Cooke when Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Funders visited the Whitesburg/Letcher County