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Garlic Planting at the High Rocks

Garlic Planting at the High Rocks
A sunny Fall day began as the High Rocks AmeriCorps Team started planting the last crop of the year, garlic. As the day progressed sunny skies gave way to clouds and rain, however that didn't slow anything down…

Basil

Basil
Basil is one of the most favored herbs in the culinary world, and definitely one of my favorites. Its great in sauces, pesto's, vinaigrettes, and chopped on salads (tearing the leaves instead of cutting actually unlocks more…

Pattipan-tastic

Pattipan-tastic
A few years ago I didn't know what pattipans were.  I got one of the weird spaceship-like things in a birthday basket and didn't even recognize it as a squash.  Now, it's pattipandemonium at my house.…

Small Growers, Big Demand

Small Growers, Big Demand
Like any small community trying to develop its food economy we encounter the challenge of balancing both sides of the local food see-saw at once.  On one end sits the buyers who would prefer local…

Pesto Remix

Pesto Remix
  Spring has finally arrived here in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, and while there is abundant weeding, tilling, planting and transplanting to be done, there just isn't a great variety of food ready to harvest…

Our Bee Movie

Our Bee Movie
With apple blossoms in bloom and days in the 60’s, we picked the right week to welcome 15 new colonies of bees to West Virginia.  They travelled from Georgia, then for 4 hours in my…