Scott County

Helping Hands

By |May 5th, 2020|Scott County|

What a challenging time these past few months have been.  I would like to share some inspiring news about a family and the help they received from Grow Appalachia.  This is a story about an elderly couple, both in their 70’s.  They have been participants to the program for three years.  They have also been

New Beginnings

By |April 7th, 2020|Scott County|

  One of our Participants shared this photo with me.  It puts a smile on my face and I hope it does yours too.  She said, "Social distancing, well not from the dog and planting flowers!" We started the year off great. We have 55 participants with 39 of these being first year participants! Our

Eat the Rainbow

By |July 7th, 2019|Scott County|

  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

Beneficial Insects and Mushrooms

By |June 11th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

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

Kicking off 2019 in Scott/McCreary County

By |March 25th, 2019|Scott County, Uncategorized|

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

Season Extension

By |September 11th, 2018|Scott County|

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 –