Turnip Tips

By |November 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|

When your porch pumpkin starts to slump, another crop can steal the show this time of year. Turnips. The original Jack-O-Lantern, turnips are a quick cool season crop providing arguably as much instant gratification as radishes - measured in farm time, of course. Turnips can be eaten as greens

Pumpkins

By |October 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Three of our Wise County Grow Appalachia families who are interested in commercial production were able to join us for a misty, end-of-the-season tour of a pumpkin farm in a neighboring county last week.  We toured the farm of Amy Fannon, Extension Agent for Agriculture & Natural Resources in Lee County, Virginia. A few of

Kids LOVE Carrots

By |October 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Linwood Community Daycare kids LOOOOOVE carrots fresh out of the garden.  Below are a few kid friendly carrot ideas, just in case your kids are a little more picky than ours are! Do the Mash Fold carrot puree into whipped mashed potatoes for an extra boost of nutrition and a colorful side dish. Get

Veggie Queens

By |October 15th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV As we come full circle to the forecast of frost, and say goodbye to the families that have been with us this season, I'd like to share some photos from the High Rocks gardens.  Our Veggie Queens are our inspiration to share our gardening resources with the wider community;

Season Extension

By |October 5th, 2018|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

--Karline Jensen, High Rocks, Hillsboro, WV At our recent Season Extension workshop, we started out with a circle sharing our experiences with frost.  Some gardeners shared about crops they had successfully harvested after frost -- kale, carrots, potatos, spinach, beets, and other crops that stood the cold and remained in good condition.  Others told of

Defining Community (and other fun stuff)

By |September 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

After consulting Webster's Dictionary, Martha Giddings, a fixture in the Snowshoe/Linwood Real Estate Business, writes: How do you define a community? Communities are made of people, not rhetoric. You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it, and/or by the strength of the connections among them. When an organization is

Beans that won’t stop

By |September 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Two of our Grow Appalachia family were in the office this morning to pick up fall cover crop seeds, and both made comments along the lines of "I was going to pull up my bean vines for the year, but they won't stop producing!"  It's been a good bean year here in Wise County.  Here

Gnocchi!

By |August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We have been re-miss in blogging since we've had some operational challenges this year, so for now I wanted to share with you a (very) quick update on our gardens and a recipe that we used in our heart healthy cooking class - always a fun educational workshop and definitely our participants favorite! So, our