Preparing for Winter Rest

By |October 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|

Well it’s officially COLD here in Wheeling. I’ve had to dig out my winter hat and gloves to be outside, my tomato plants have been transferred to the compost pile, and rumor has it that snow was spotted this week. I suspect that our gardeners, like me, will be pulling out their warm weather

Saturday Morning in the Community Garden

By |October 21st, 2022|Over-the-Rhine People's Garden, Uncategorized|

Hello Grow Appalachia friends! Since our last entry the season has turned over to fall, and we are now busy removing the old tomatoes and peppers and adding in new vegetable plants like cabbage, kale, lettuces, peas, radish and many cool weather flowers and tulip bulbs. Garden Club is still meeting up twice a month,

Traditional Medicinal Herb Usage

By |October 20th, 2022|Uncategorized|

This month at Grow Sustainab-LEE, our class on herbs is being presented and it is a topic near and dear to my heart.  I love herbs for so many reasons.  They smell wonderful, usually taste nice, and often can do a lot to help heal minor issues without turning to harsh pharmaceuticals.   In fact, some

The End of an Era-For Now

By |October 11th, 2022|Martin County Extension, Uncategorized|

While the growing season is drawing near the end, the weather has shifted, and so have many of our jobs and responsibilities.  Martin County Extension has been part of Grow Appalachia for several years, and we have enjoyed every moment provided.  During this time we have been able to help many families in their garden

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


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