We have been very busy with the teen program at Rural Resources, in East Tennessee. I have been trying to visit all the teen homes from our Food Commanders group to discuss with their families about placing gardens in their back yards. I managed to visit half the families, with the other half coming up
Our Grow Appalachia Teens, Food Commanders, from Rural Resources in East Tennessee went on their first garden tour. They were excited to see the raised beds and use of tires in the garden. I wish I had pictures to share, but the keys got locked into the car, and I could not get the camera
We have been busy this week cleaning and breaking new garden ground at Rural Resources, Greeneville, TN. Service Learning Students from Tusculum College have been coming this week to help with a variety of projects around the farm. They helped with some clean up in the barn so we can expand some of our working
Our Grow Appalachia first year teens, Food Commanders, did not meet this past week. They will be meeting Saturday, and touring a recycled community garden. We will also design their gardens for their own back yards. But, that did not keep us from not doing something exciting with some of our other teens in Greene County, TN!
What beautiful weather we have been having here in Greene County, TN! The sun is shinning, some rain, and WARM temperatures. We are very excited to finely really begin gardening and farming. Our Grow Appalachia teen group, which has named themselves "Food Commanders", came out this past weekend and put in some raised beds. They helped
What excitement as our first year teens at Rural Resources jump into their garden/farm experience by helping transplant in the greenhouse. Mother nature has kept us at bay here at the farm, but we have ended up with a couple pretty nice weeks, minus
Spring is here! So says the wild flowers, the sun, the worms, and the rabbits who are welcoming their spring litters, but the temperatures are very confused. Last week spring fever hit a lot of us here, this week, temperatures took a dive. We know it is around the corner and so we begin our
As we fight winter - or should I say on and off again winter - our gardens are waiting for attentive hands to tend their every needs. In the background, teens are biting their nails waiting to escape to the solitude of the farm. At the farm these teens explore nature at it's best -