Dog Days of Summer

By |July 20th, 2018|St Vincent Mission|

The Dog Days of Summer are upon us and we're all feeling the weight of weed pressure and disease.  It's been an especially hard year for our new gardeners, but our seasoned gardeners are trudging through with early morning weeding and late afternoon watering. Our monthly Grow Appalachia meeting have been such a joy for

Fall Gardens

By |October 20th, 2017|St Vincent Mission|

October is fleeting and we're sliding into November, yet the garden is still going strong!  We've planted our fall gardens with kale, turnips, rape, spinach, collard, cabbage, and peas. The jalapeños are still producing a few stray peppers and the cabbages haven't quite filled out yet, but they're coming along.  The greens and cabbages love

Market Gardeners

By |August 21st, 2017|St Vincent Mission, Uncategorized|

Market Gardening became the focus of a few of our families this year. We started out just hoping to encourage folks to get their hands dirty in the garden and feed their families, but ended up encouraging several of them to sell their excess at the local farmer's markets! What a successful year it turned

Irrigation Systems, High Tunnels, Worm Vermicose, Oh My!

By |June 20th, 2017|St Vincent Mission, Uncategorized|

Things are swinging into high gear at St. Vincent's Mission in the month of June! We've got the irrigation system up & running on our Community Garden and things are growing by leaps &  bounds!  (Not that we haven't had plenty of rain for the last 3 months.)  This irrigation system was generously donated by a