Worm Demonstration

By |June 22nd, 2014|Rural Resources|

Saturday was quit the day for our Grow Appalachia teen group, Food Commanders.  They gave three demonstrations on vermicomposting at the Greeneville Farmers Market in East Tennessee.  The teens prepared all week at making home worm boxes and learning how to make worm casting tea.  Then they prepared posters and made assignments on who would

New Beginnings!

By |May 30th, 2014|Rural Resources|

Construction has begun!  Our first raised bed went in today at the home of one of our Food Commander Teens!  His home is in Chuckey, TN of Greene County.  His family is leaving tonight for a family vacation, but did not want to leave until the bed was constructed, filled, and planted!   This is a

Water, Hooray!

By |May 25th, 2014|Rural Resources|

We are so excited to see pipes and sprinkler heads this week!  Last summer we spent time digging, and digging, and digging, and digging, and digging a well at Rural Resources in East Tennessee.  We finally struck water, set up the well house, plumbed the lines, and this spring sprinklers went in!  No more slow moving


By |April 21st, 2014|Rural Resources|

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! 

Fun with horse manure!

By |April 11th, 2014|Rural Resources|

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