Season Extension

By |September 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Well it’s official: we just hosted our final in-person workshop of the 2022 Backyard Gardeners season. It’s hard to believe that the growing season and our time with our gardeners is already coming to a close. While we can’t extend the time we get to spend with our gardeners, we can extend the time

Mushroom Foraging in Southwest Virginia

By |September 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Fall is here and it is an excellent time to try your hand at foraging for mushrooms.  Grow Sustainab-LEE had guest speaker, Adam Boring, come in to talk to our participants about mushrooming in Southwest Virginia.  Adam is a Virginia Master Naturalist Volunteer with the High Knob chapter and he often does walks and talks

Fall is Here

By |September 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

              September is here, you can feel Fall in the air. The mornings are cooler and the evenings are turning dark faster. This month we were able to give our garden participants a cover crop of clover and 4-foot hoops for those who needed them.             This was our last month of meetings with

Farms & Events

By |September 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

As the main growing season starts to wind down, we at Appalachian Sustainable Development are keeping busy! We have been doing site visits whenever time allows and talking to some amazing gardeners. We are also working on our plan to grow the Grow Your Own program for next year! We recently hosted a "Tomatoes

Five Simple Ways to Use Up Your Garden Tomatoes

By |August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month our blog post comes from one of our backyard gardeners, Alex Panas. Alex is the Program Manager for Wheeling Heritage, where she works with artists, small business owners, and community stakeholders to provide technical assistance and create meaningful programs that enhance Wheeling. She also serves as the managing editor for Weelunk, Wheeling Heritage’s

August Heat Wave

By |August 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

August here at St.Vincent Mission area has been hot and very wet. Several of our gardeners have been dealing with flooding issues in there areas. I was proud to see that our little garden family has pulled together to help each other out. At the beginning of the month we did a class on fall

Harvest time and Season Extension

By |August 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

It’s finally time to rake in the harvests!  July and August are some of the most prolific months for gardeners in our region.  All of our hard work is finally paying off in the form of tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, and so much more. There are even jokes going around on the internet about making sure

Heartbroken growers

By |August 2nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors in eastern Kentucky.  While we didn't see nearly the damage here in Wise County that Letcher, Knott, Breathitt and Perry County experienced, we did see roads, bridges, fences and crops destroyed.  In our Grow Appalachia program, some of our participants saw total garden losses.  Below are

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