Hello families, The sun is out and plants/trees are blooming, what a perfect time to start a family garden! Gardens do not have to be raised beds, you can plant vegetables and flowers in containers. Here is a video one of our 5th grade student leaders at Berea Community Elementary School did to show you
What a week. As I am in my new office at home listening to my three year old giggle and attempt NTI work, I am rethinking all the plans I had for the spring. Like everyone, the current pandemic has altered my plans for a plant sale and a pop up kids market. However, like
Gardening Resources & the First Day of Spring In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours. - Mark Twain Happy first day of Spring! With a lot of folks working from home at the moment, the Grow Appalachia team has been working to put together some
Greeting from Cowan Community Center! My name is Debbie Cook and I am the coordinator for the Grow Appalachia Gardening Program at the Center. When the 2020 garden seed catalogs started arriving in late December, I was really distracted and eager to look at them. I thought about last year's gardens with all the challenges
Generations in the Garden "People would ask; what came first, the big garden or the big family? As one grew, the other did also." When asked why she chose to join Grow Appalachia with High Rocks this year, Eugenia Boggs Anderson answered that she wanted to grow a garden in her family plot
Berry Bright Future My name is Michelle Young and I am the Grow Appalachia Coordinator and the Director or Economic Opportunity at Red Bird Mission. In my position, I am always looking for ways to help the people in our community. I want to help provide access to fresh, healthy food, and to help my
Imagine: A sweet, juicy, round red fruit grown in a garden. If you thought of a tomato, you're right! Berea Community Elementary School had their green house fixed up and we are ready to grow some plants! Grow Appalachia will engage students, teachers, and families in this exciting new project: a tomato
Hello Everyone! This is Rhonda West reporting from Scott County TN. We really enjoyed the “All Hands Gathering” in Berea. Everyone shared a lot of useful information. Since then, we have been busy at Scott Christian Care Center. We had our collaborative meeting with our team members from KY and TN.
With Spring Brings Newness. Alas, Spring is near. During this time of the year there is a certain newness or rebirth that seems to take place. Each person has the desire to start anew whether it be to clean, have a newfound hobby or begin their gardening season. Much preparation goes into these things.