Posts Written By: brianserway

Gardening in Overdrive

Gardening in Overdrive
Gardening season has arrived, and Grow Your Own is in full effect!  In today's class, we taught participants how to plant, trellis, and care for tomatoes and peppers; we also gave out two different fungicides…

Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Festival
Hey everyone -- Brian here!  This past Saturday the town of Abingdon hosted an Earth Day festival as our weekly Farmers Market was going on.  I, with the help of a half dozen high school student,…

Grow Your Own, growing

Grow Your Own, growing
Hey all -- Brian here.  Spring has finally kicked off and we're having much larger workshop turnouts.  We recently hit our maximum number of participants last week, but many interested people keep calling in.  We…

Rain, rain, go away!

Rain, rain, go away!
After a beautiful weekend in Abingdon, VA, mother nature has saw fit to bring the rain down on us the better half of this week.  But that's alright!  My brassicas need the water!  It's just…

Finally Planting!

Finally Planting!
Brian here -- had a sublime past three days here in Abingdon; on Monday and Tuesday, I fertilized and added compost to our first field, and planted 3 beds of brassicas - one bed of…

Garden Mapping

Garden Mapping
Brian here -- Yesterday in our workshop, we beat the cold and showed families how to create a garden map.  A few of them had excellent examples from past years for newcomers.  It has been…

Successful workshop, check

Hi everyone! It was great to meet the Grow Appalachia family at our summit in Berea.  I look forward to networking and discussing ideas with all of you. Yesterday we had an initial workshop, discussing…

Spring Arise!

Spring Arise!
Hello everyone, my name is Brian, and I am the new OSM/VISTA for the Grow Your Own program at Appalachian Sustainable Development.  I’m excited to keep everyone up to date on the great work we are…
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