Eat The Rainbow As a child I can remember being told eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes. Cartoons told us eat your spinach and you will grow big and strong like popeye, then comes to my mind the jolly green giant commercials. Its funny how we dismiss these things from
Amber D’Attoma /UT Extension Agent spoke and taught on how to preserve and store fresh produce, Safe methods of canning and freezing foods. Amber presented a PowerPoint and spoke about the safe canning methods. Suggested books: “So Easy to Preserve” UGA “Canning Foods” UT USDA Complete Guide to Canning PDF Online Handouts: Seasonal Guide
Our meeting in May was jammed packed with activity. We had Mr. Marcum who did our mushroom workshop earlier this year return to share about blue oyster mushrooms. He also brought gallon sized ziploc bags filled with wood chips and mushroom spores. Everyone who wanted to try to grow their own mushroom colony got
Learning the process of mushroom growing. Doug Stephens, hosted our work shop about mushroom growing. With our special guest speaker only wanting to be known as Mr, Marcum. We braved the cool wet weather on a Saturday in March at McCreary County Farmers Market to learn about growing mushrooms at home.
January 31,2019 Grow Appalachia hosted “Meet and Greet” where applications were completed and everyone was introduced. We have had three classes and three workshops this season Introduction to Grow Appalachia About the program Introduction to the team Site selection Soil Samples Garden Planning Deciding what to plant Selecting and ordering seeds When to plant Fruit
I would like to Thank all Grow Appalachia participants for such a wonderful year! We had our last get together this month, “Pot Luck and Closing Stories”. Some of the things that we talked about: One participant shared the craziest thing she tried this year: A family member had given her some old tapestry fabric.
August has been a very busy month for us here at the Scott Christian Care Center. This month we went to Carl and Sherry Shafer’s Farm. Carl shared with us about extending the garden season. Interesting fact that he shared with us: Green beans are nitrogen fixers the roots of the bean have rhizobium –
This month’s class topic was Heart Healthy Cooking. Program assistant/Teressa Honeycut with the UT Extension Office was happy to teach this class. She always has a lot of information to share with us that really gets our minds to thinking. Washing produce: How many time do you touch that banana in the store before you
The Scott County Farmers Market is an official member of the Tennessee Association of Farmers Markets and is located at 600 Scott High Dr. in Huntsville, TN. Historically, the Farmers Market is open on Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm throughout the summer (June - Sept). Vendors range from produce, honey, baked goods, crafts, to just about anything that
We had a great crowd at the last Grow Appalachia meeting drawing a lot of attention in the community! The local Scott County newspaper showed up and had a lot to say about the meeting. We had about 50 gardeners in attendance from both Scott County TN and McCreary County KY. The reporter was so