New to the Grow Appalachia Family

By |October 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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

How To Store Your Summer Fruits and Vegetables: Let’s Talk About Canning!

By |September 24th, 2021|Grow Ohio Valley, Uncategorized|

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

Season End Appreciation Dinner

By |September 21st, 2021|Uncategorized|

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

Grateful and Growing!

By |August 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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

Pickling into Fall

By |August 16th, 2021|High Rocks, Uncategorized|

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.

Bountiful Harvests

By |August 5th, 2021|Uncategorized|

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


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