High Tunnel Workshop: Grow Appalachia Style!

By |June 6th, 2019|Headquarters, High Tunnels, Hindman Settlement School|

Hey everyone! Kayla here, just dropping in to share a story of a unique and educational experience Ive recently had working for Grow Appalachia. Earlier this week I spent a wonderful 3 days in between two beautifully tree covered mountains in Eastern Kentucky at the Hindman Settlement School teaching a group of college students

Vegetable oil, great help, and whacking: Reflections on GH17

By |September 15th, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA, Greenhouse17, High Tunnels|

Hi y’all! Holly here reporting on this rainy and humid day at Grow Appalachia HQ in Berea.  On September 10th, Mark (our technical director) and I packed up and headed out to Greenhouse 17, or GH17, as we call it; they’re a partner site of ours located in rural Fayette County, outside of Lexington.  You

We Never Thought We’d Leave Harlan Alive

By |August 13th, 2014|AmeriCorps VISTA, High Tunnels|

…but not because of the town itself. It’s quite a nice place. No, Jeffrey Helton and myself (Marcus Plumlee), never thought we’d leave Harlan alive because of the following things: an adventurous and sometimes unfortunate road trip, intimidating construction materials we’d never worked with before, more physical labor that we’d ever even attempted in three