Just last week here at High Rocks' Ruby Grow site, we planted tomatoes and peppers. But not all by ourselves, we had some help from kids that go to a nearby school. The kids have been coming by every Friday to learn about growing food and garden care. This is a new development for
Keeping Traditions Alive Here at High Rocks, we’ve been quite busy with the Berea Folk Arts and Culture Workshop Series the past few weeks. Our Local Foods team, with our paid high school ‘growers’, have been helping to facilitate this series which focuses on preserving and teaching about food traditions in Appalachian culture.
Breaking Ground Has everyone thawed out yet? This winter was quite the cold snap, but now that it’s March, I’m it won’t be long before we’re wishing for cooler weather! A new growing season is upon us, so it’s time to get out of the office, away from the production planning, and back
As Fall gets underway and our production continues to slow down, it’s important to give thought to our soil for next year. After all, that’s where it all begins for our veggies, right? An old farm mentor of mine once said “healthy soil grows healthy food, healthy food nourishes healthy people, and healthy people
Many Hands Make Light Work Sometimes work on the farm or your garden can seem overwhelming, with tasks piling on one another, especially near the end of a long, hot summer season. In times like this, it's always helpful to have a few extra hands around to make the workload a little lighter!
As we roll toward the months of fall, the time has come to begin canning. We held two Grow Appalachia Canning Workshop sessions on Tuesday, August 10. The first, at 2:30 pm was packed with eager, Grow Appalachia participants. Along with cucumbers, our gardens have been producing the sweetest, crispest beans at an extraordinary rate.
High Rocks has been flowing with productive energy lately as we work to maintain our garden spaces. The Ruby Grow team has been focused specifically on weed control, harvesting and trellis work. In the previous year we chose to utilize the Florida weave method to trellis our tomatoes. This year, however, we chose to try
The latest at Ruby Grow By: Cheyenne and Nathan The latest information at Ruby Grow and what’s going on at the farm. As of late we’ve been working hard and diligently between weeding, planting, and make sure all the plants are taken care of. We started to learn about irrigation and the science behind drip