Self-seeding Arugula

By |October 15th, 2019|High Rocks|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Look at this beautiful arugula that we didn't plant!  We left a patch of arugula to go to seed over the summer.  When the weather finally cooled off in the fall, all the seeds that had fallen sprouted at the perfect time to become a lush crop that will

Fall Salad

By |September 15th, 2019|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV We planted some fall salads at our Season Extension workshops on August 20 and 21.  Guess what, it has only rained a half an inch since.  We watered them really well when we planted them, and then I was able to water them two more times.  It hasn't rained

Food Revolution

By |July 15th, 2019|High Rocks|

-- Food Revolution Class Students, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Hello!  I go by Pine, it's kind of a weird nickname, but it's what my best friend so lovingly calls me.  I have been a High Rocks girl for about 2 years.  This is my 3rd time at camp, but 2nd time at Camp Steele specifically. 

Watering Wisdom

By |April 16th, 2019|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV At our Garden Maintenance workshop last week, one of the most popular topics was Watering.  Everyone was on board that water is important for vegetable plants to grow strong and healthy, but we got into a good discussion about how often and how much they really need.  Some people

Spring Greetings

By |March 18th, 2019|High Rocks|

--Emily Carter, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Hi All! Emily here with High Rocks in beautiful Hillsboro, West Virginia. I just kick-started my 6 months of service with AmeriCorps working in the gardens and assisting with Grow Appalachia. I participated in Grow Appalachia with my mother last summer and fell in love with High

Veggie Queens

By |October 15th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV As we come full circle to the forecast of frost, and say goodbye to the families that have been with us this season, I'd like to share some photos from the High Rocks gardens.  Our Veggie Queens are our inspiration to share our gardening resources with the wider community;

Season Extension

By |October 5th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV At our recent Season Extension workshop, we started out with a circle sharing our experiences with frost.  Some gardeners shared about crops they had successfully harvested after frost -- kale, carrots, potatos, spinach, beets, and other crops that stood the cold and remained in good condition.  Others told of