On Our Mark, Get Set, WHOA!

By |April 5th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

We were ahead for a moment, then we were neck and neck, then ahead again, and then full stop. Whoa. We were able to order our tools and found canners early on, no scrambling at the last minute this year. We were so excited. Food dehydrators became an issue though, but just in the nick

As We Come to an End…

By |October 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

…we enjoy the cooler days and maybe not so much the even cooler nights. We work on finishing out this year's garden season. Turning our harvests into sustenance for the winter months consumes a great deal of our time and effort, like gardening, is ultimately worth it. Canning, freezing and dehydrating are the most

This is what it is all about…

By |September 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

The harvest is the reward for the labor you invested in your garden. As we are gathering the harvest reports and adding up the numbers. We are hearing the triumph in the voices of those who worked their gardens into a bountiful harvest this year.  So many of our participants are starting from lawns,

A Garden is a Garden, Right?

By |August 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

Hello! We are here to look at your garden. We have said this greeting numerous times in the past few weeks. Garden visits are one of my favorite parts of Grow Appalachia. I am amazed and sometimes amused at the different ways people plant their gardens. No two gardens are alike, just as varied

Now More than Ever

By |July 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

Despite the challenges and downright difficulties we have faced we are doing great! Our gardeners are all set, at the moment. We will be starting garden visits soon. I enjoy these visits because the gardeners are so excited to tell us about the good (and the not so good,) stories of their journey. We have

As the World Turns

By |June 3rd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

We hear the news of how the world struggles. It is pulled one way and another by what ever current issue is taking the headlines. We feel for these issues and are concerned for the people of the world. Here in our small part of the world we seem very calm compared to what we

Busy, Busy, Busy…

By |April 2nd, 2020|Henderson Settlement|

Say Hey to Tim Lambdin, our project coordinator, sitting astride his favorite toy.  During an unusual dry spell Tim was able to get the gardens tilled up.  This tilling worked in a cover crop mix we planted last Fall. Check out all that pretty soil. We will have to go over it again because

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