Organic Gardening is catching on…

By |May 9th, 2022|Henderson Settlement|

We had a great workshop today! More than 20 people were in attendance for our Organic Gardening Workshop. Our brand spanking new Bell County Extension Agent, Aaron Redmond, was our instructor. The handouts he worked from were clear and concise. He did a wonderful job answering questions. Previously most of our gardeners didn't care

By |March 3rd, 2022|Henderson Settlement|

Hey there everyone! Our first workshop is already on the books. Garden Planning.  We met our first timers and got off to a great start. We currently have 25+ people signed up and are looking for a few more. Once the weather warms up and the frost date gets closer.  Those slots will fill

Not Done Yet

By |September 10th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

Previously a good share of our gardeners would be done with their gardens by now, but this year their gardens are not done with them yet. The August harvest reports turned in have shown great results. The canners, dehydrator, and vacuum sealers, that were provided by the Grow Program, are getting a workout. It

Great Gardens!

By |July 6th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

A few pictures from one of our multi-generational gardens. Four generations are now tending garden together. Grandpa, his kids, his grandkids, and his great grandkids are working and sharing the rewards of their garden. This warms my heart. The garden pictured is primarily the grandkids garden but everyone shares not only produce but experiences.

And Then…

By |June 4th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

"Best Job Ever" is my response when asked how I feel about our Grow Appalachia/Berea program. Serving our gardeners is very rewarding. We really enjoy seeing the appreciation they have for what is being done for them. While our fearless leader, Tim, was temporarily assigned elsewhere, for 2 weeks in May, we got all

The Excitement Builds

By |May 10th, 2021|Henderson Settlement|

Our early distribution of cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, onion sets and seed potatoes went extremely well. We were able to chat with people and catch up on the latest news. We also handed out materials from our county extension office and answered a lot of questions. Everyone was excited and looking forward to this years garden

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


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