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

Liz’s Farewell

By |August 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

-- 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

Garlic Galore

By |July 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

-- 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

Delicious Sauteed Kale, Chard and Spinach Recipe

By |May 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

--Deb Vensel and Brandon Richardson, High Rocks AmeriCorps Members, Hillsboro, WV This month we combined our cooking and canning workshops to see if that would be more convenient to our participants.  The combination worked well but in changing the hours of our workshops to accommodate both sessions we may have made the workshops less accessible. 

New Sprouts in Springtime

By |April 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

--Deb Vensel, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, and Karline Jensen, High Rocks Program Coordinator, Hillsboro, WV  We woke up to 5 inches of snow again Monday morning -- April 9th!  We've had lows in the 20s this week.  But inside the high tunnel broccoli plants, onions, cabbages, carrots, beets and tomatoes are growing!  We've also planted

Community in Bulk

By |March 15th, 2018|High Rocks|

-- Liz Kammeyer, High Rocks AmeriCorps Member, Hillsboro, WV Here at High Rocks, we are in our eighth year as a Grow Appalachia site.  Can you believe it?  We hardly can!  But that doesn't mean we aren't always looking for ways to refine and improve our program -- in fact, that's a big part of