Watch Us Grow

By |March 5th, 2023|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

Watch Us Grow As Grow Wayne enters its fourth year with Grow Appalachia, our program continues to grow. This year there are some new faces, new places, and a few changes happening. Grow Wayne began in Wayne (as you may have guessed) and has since expanded into bordering counties: Cabell and Lincoln. We

Growing & Healing in the Garden

By |March 5th, 2022|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

Growing & Healing in the Garden Hi! I’m Marcella Romeo, from Cross Lanes, West Virginia . Like some people in the area, I grew up helping my parents with gardening & yard work. I also had the pleasure of growing up living on a ‘farm’ with my parents and grandparents, so I would

Never Stop Growing – A Grow Wayne Perspective Piece by Dawn Streets

By |October 7th, 2021|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

My father had always had a garden, ever since I was big enough to remember. When I was little, we all helped some in planting, harvesting, etc., but I was truly never interested in growing vegetables or preserving anything. I always hated having to get out there and help and on more than one occasion

Summer Time in Wayne County

By |August 3rd, 2021|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

Our Garden Community Gardens are growing this new 2021 season.  We have such a great showcase of gardeners in our Grow Appalachia ACCESS WV group. From the onset of the growing season, we have grown, not only in our gardens, but in our community spirit.  Our participants have been actively chatting it up

Growing a Resilient Community 

By |March 5th, 2021|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

Here in Wayne, WV we’re responding to historic flooding in March of 2021, on the heels of historic ice storms in February, just weeks before, following a year of a global pandemic, during a multi-year downturn in the post-coal economy, in a region with too many families devastated by nearly a decade of an opioid

ACCESS-WV Grow Wayne

By |August 3rd, 2020|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP, Uncategorized|

Garden Visits Galore! Our garden visits have been a wonderful experience.  I hope you enjoy a sneak peak at just how wonderful Wayne County gardens are growing this summer even during a global pandemic. Our first stop Rayetta "Mamaw" Osburn's farm on Beech Fork Road.  Rayetta has been through so much this year

Relying on Self Reliance

By |May 7th, 2020|Grow Appalachia WVU FNP|

It’s amazing, really. How rapidly our normal, day-to-day existence, transformed in a matter of hours. And how the transformation from co-work spaces, community gatherings, and family functions to social distancing and self-isolation, also transformed our ability to have access to some of life’s most basic necessities…FOOD! From the onset of this pandemic reaching the US,


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