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Garden Makeover

Garden Makeover
As many of you know, Grow Your Own hosts a demonstration garden at the Abingdon, VA Faith in Action food pantry.  Up until recently, it has been difficult to maintain a clean and attractive aesthetic,…

Healthy Living Initiative

Healthy Living Initiative
My fellow Appalachians, This past Thursday, Grow Your Own was able to participate in our final workshop partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and were able to show off the great work we are doing.…

Fuel for Adventure Workshop

Fuel for Adventure Workshop
Good morning my fellow Appalachians, Recently, my friend, and fellow VISTA, Brady Adcock, contacted me about participating with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) for a healthy food initiative.  The project consists of four workshops, promoting…

Fall crops, already?

Fall crops, already?
I am astounded at how fast this year is whizzing by, planting summer lettuce and seeding fall brassicas already.  Yesterday we had our first workshop in a month, and we had a few new participants…

Harvesting by the tons

Harvesting by the tons
I would just like to point out that our participants are astounding and super dedicated; many of them work multiple jobs and have children to take care of and they somehow manage to still take…

Fruits of our labor

Fruits of our labor
Today I received a wonderful email from one of our first year participants, and I would like to share it with you.. "GYO has been a great learning opportunity for our kids to watch our…

Efficiency, overdrive

Efficiency, overdrive
Before I happily ramble about our extreme productivity these past few weeks, I would like to point out that in the month of June (so far), GYO participants have harvested over 500lbs of produce! These…
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