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Building Healthy Soil

After having a workshop on soil and working on creating a podcast about soil, I've learned a great deal about building and maintaining healthy soil organically. Even though I knew some of this already, I…

Solar Powered Water Pump Workshop

Earlier this week ASPI hosted a solar water pump workshop presented by Josh Bills. This was not a Grow Appalachia workshop, but it was very relevant since we'll be using the pump for our garden!…

Green Tech in the Garden

Our goal is living sustainably at ASPI. Although you will find that we like gathering wild edibles (greens, flowers, branches, and more. . . not only the morel-kind - though they are delicious), we also…

Solar Water Pump Workshop

Among the many workshops we offer (including GA workshops), is a little gem this spring. Josh Bills (ASPI board member and Energy Efficient Enterprises Program Director at MACED) will be demonstrating the solar water pump…

Happy Experiments

What do Kale, Tomatillos, and Nokatta-Ya (a Japanese green) have in common? They were all happy experiments in our garden. Our first meetings here at ASPI are filled with the dreams of fresh tomatoes, shelves…

Help from Service Learners

We had two weeks with three groups of college students earlier this month at ASPI. Students from Loyola, Emory, and Notre Dame chose to spend their spring break volunteering with us. These service learners spent…