The Dirt on Soil Testing

By |March 24th, 2017|Headquarters|

With these fluctuating temperatures, the outdoors right now may seem like a cold (or warm?), unwelcoming place that that you never want to return to. Rest assured; better days are coming! After all, the first day of spring started this week! Soon enough, you'll be able to walk outside without the fear of crippling frost and other

Season Extension: Yes, you really CAN grow year-round!

By |February 24th, 2017|Headquarters|

For a long time, gardeners have labored under the impression that they have a 3 month window, typically from April or May until school starts, to get their garden just right. Plant like crazy in the spring, pray for the perfect weather, and then harvest all through summer. Right? Wrong! Well...Not completely wrong. Here at Grow

2017: Gathering Thoughts

By |February 22nd, 2017|Headquarters|

2017’s All-Hands Gathering has come and gone. Weeks of planning and set-up here at Headquarters brought coordinators and participants from 33 Grow Appalachia Partner Sites across Central Appalachia to Berea College for a day and a half of workshops, networking, and good food. Our fearless leader, David Cooke. Thursday opened with remarks from

Special Connections Through Gardening: A Grow Appalachia Story

By |February 8th, 2017|Headquarters|

Since the beginning, the heartbeat- for lack of a better word- of Grow Appalachia is that of its participants. To date, Grow Appalachia has reached more than 4,000 unduplicated families. These families and participants are as unique and diverse as the central Appalachian region itself. We collect a lot of numerical data in the form of

A Short Intro to High Tunnels and High Tunnel Varieties

By |January 27th, 2017|Headquarters|

Grow Appalachia's basic mission is to help as many Appalachian families grow as much of their own food as possible. We've expanded on this mission over the years, tailoring our efforts to include a peer-led model of programmatic delivery at the local level, in which a local site coordinator drives the program in his or her community.