Garden and orchard transitions

By |March 19th, 2021|Wise County Extension|

Most of our growers are transitioning from tree fruits to vegetables at the moment.  Those who have apple and pear trees have done their grafting and pruning, and now they're thinking of the garden soil prep. In order to maintain safe numbers for our apple grafting this year, we broke that into four separate

Working on some projects

By |July 17th, 2020|Wise County Extension|

One of the many things that I have grown to love about this my summer here is that no day is quite the same as any other. I have loved the opportunities to visit the Grow Wise gardens and talk to the people who are putting the effort into growing them. This week, I

A Little Bit of Catching Up

By |June 26th, 2020|Wise County Extension|

A Little Bit of Catching Up It seems like it’s been a long time since I’ve been able to post, it’s almost hard to remember everything that’s happened since then. And I know, two weeks really isn’t long at all, but it seems that they’ve been filled with enough happening to fill up

Good start, but not without challenges

By |March 20th, 2020|Wise County Extension|

Good start, but not without challenges In Wise County, we had the goal of adding as many new Grow Appalachia growers as possible this year, especially from the towns of Coeburn and Appalachia.  We haven't seen a lot of participation from those towns in the past.  We had sign-ups and the Garden Planning

Apple grafting

By |March 21st, 2019|Wise County Extension|

Once upon a time, Wise County was the third largest apple producer in Virginia. Today, we're down to one commercial orchard (or two if you count the 14 acres managed by the prison for their own use). Even though we no longer have this industry, home orchards can thrive, and our annual apple grafting workshops

Wesley’s Final Week

By |July 24th, 2017|Wise County Extension|

Hey everyone, this is Wesley the intern here at Wise County Extension. This is the final week of my internship here, so I thought I would take the time to post some of the best pictures I have taken with the gardeners during my time here. Katie's Garden; This is a picture of Katie's

Wise County Update

By |June 22nd, 2017|Wise County Extension|

Things are progressing nicely in Wise County, Virginia.  The twenty families in our home gardening program are seeing things grow, and Wesley and I are beginning to get some site visits in.  The community gardens we began with Grow Appalachia’s help back in 2014 are seeing the most life they’ve seen yet, and with this

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