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“Garden Time”

Time to Start the Garden Ahhh January for gardeners is a time to watch the mailbox for all those glorious seed catalogs.   When a catalog comes in the mail I can’t wait until I can…

Sweet Potatoes

The sweet potato is a vastly nutritious tuber rich in both vitamin C and vitamin A. They are found all over the world in tropical regions and are the main for source for the people…

Thanksgiving Dinner

Have you ever wondered how your ancestors celebrated Thanksgiving without the local grocery store? Ever wondered if you could satisfy your families wish for the traditional dinner without the last minute mad dash for ingredients…

Cover Crops Class

Cover Crops Class
Cover crops are also known as green manure.  Green manures recycle nutrients back into our garden soil.  Using cover crops help our soil in several ways and some are listed below: Inexpensive way to improve…

Field Day

On October 10 a group of Big South Fork Master Gardeners and Grow Appalachia participants traveled to Clinton and Cumberland County Kentucky for a field day event chock full of demonstrations and mini workshops. We…

SEED AND PLANT EXCHANGE

Hello everyone, Recently we held our 1st plant and seed exchange at the farmers market.  Turn out was small, we had about 12 people who attended.  Which in itself isn't a bad showing for the…

Cover Crops

Cover Crops
Cover Crops Cover crops are also known as green manure.  Green manures recycle nutrients back into our garden soil.  Using cover crops help our soil in several ways some are listed below: Inexpensive way to…

Participant of the Week

Participant of the Week
Recently, a Grow Appalachia participant entered into a few categories at the local fair.  Mrs. Glenda Newport entered her vegetables, canned items, and crocheted items into the Culinary, Horticulture, Arts and Crafts, Ladies Apparel, and…

Seed Saving Class

This week's Grow Aappalachia was on seed saving. Seed Saving is a hobby that is most beneficial to the food in which we intake. it allows is to enjoy our favorite crops and even share…