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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…

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…