Grow Appalachia at St. Vincent Mission is ending another productive and challenging year. We have hired a new Garden Program Coordinator. Jeannette Mullins joined our team in September 2021. She has lived in the Floyd Co. area and done gardening with here family as far back as she can remember. Jeannette is looking forward to
By: Tanya Begley And just like that, fall has arrived. We feel the change in the air. The emptying fields starting to become more noticeable. We witness September come to its beautiful end, and begin to say goodbye to our fruitful, and blessed gardens, crops, and yields. Most of the canning is done. All to
As the harvest begins winding down, we begin looking for ways to capture the taste of a summer garden all year long. One of the most tried and true ways of preservation is canning, either by pressure or water bathing. Canning is becoming increasingly more popular since the pandemic with the return to our
Monday September 13th, St. Vincent Mission Grow Appalachia hosted an end of the season appreciation dinner for their participants. We are very proud of them for all their hard work on making 2021 a successful growing season. Growers were presented with a gift of their choice of a large canner, small canner, vacuum sealer, 1
Hello everyone! My name is Chelsea and this is my second year with Grow Wayne. It has been such a wonderful learning experience from the very start. I look forward to the years to come! To me, as a small town, middle of no where girl, gardening is so much more than just putting food
Gardening is life!! It’s a lot of work, and it’s hard work! I see it as a challenge with a beneficial outcome. Besides gardening, I do have a full time job working 10 hour shifts, four days a week. This year I also started my little goat farm, consisting of two does and a buck.
Out on the West End of Huntington there is a church named St. Peters. St. Peters is an Episcopalian church and like most churches of this denomination it has a long-standing tradition of outreach, community feeds, tent drives and in one case cold weather sheltering during the cold snap we experienced last winter. In its
August Accomplishments This month we have seen a bounty of tomatoes in our garden. We have canned salsa, beets, pickled corn, made zucchini bread and other wonderful food. Our fundraiser and mission speaker has been taking our canned items on the road and has sold them to our donors and volunteers that she visits. We
As we roll toward the months of fall, the time has come to begin canning. We held two Grow Appalachia Canning Workshop sessions on Tuesday, August 10. The first, at 2:30 pm was packed with eager, Grow Appalachia participants. Along with cucumbers, our gardens have been producing the sweetest, crispest beans at an extraordinary rate.
We have been receiving an overwhelmingly plentiful harvest from our gardens. So our hard work has paid off! We are all thankful but especially the members of the community. They have had the opportunity to purchase some of the fresh produce from the community and market gardens. (See the picture of the bucket of