-- 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.
--Sigrid House, Grow Appalachia participant, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV I'm sad we only have one more session left in August. We had our canning session today. We made dill pickles and easy spinach souffle. The souffle was amazing! It's been great meeting everyone and sharing ideas.
--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV Yesterday we visited Tommye and Richard Rafes' Farm, T. L. Fruits and Vegetables, in Organ Cave, WV, for a High Tunnel Field Day hosted by Lewis Jett. Tommye and Richard received a SARE grant called Here Comes the Sun: Solar Power as Energy Source in Remote High Tunnel Ventilation Systems. It's
--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
--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
--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;
--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
-- Liz Kammeyer, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Greetings once more from the High Rocks mountain! I've had the privilege of writing many of our blog posts over the last two years, and sadly the time has come for me to write my last one. What a surreal feeling! This month I am wrapping
-- Liz Kammeyer, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Greetings from the mountain! Since our last post, we started and finished an amazing New Beginnings camp in which we and our stellar young people laughed, learned, and got our hands dirty in the gardens. Among the lettuce, cucumbers, broccoli, zucchini, and more, garlic is one
It's June, and that means one thing up here at High Rocks: camp New Beginnings is right around the corner! In order to fuel the adventures of the campers headed our way, we have been working hard in our high tunnel to grow deliciously fresh produce that will stock the kitchen and salad bar. Let's