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Getting Things Done

I'm Dorothy Feltner, VISTA with Lotts Creek Community School. Over the week, we have had some great success. Kale is sprouting up in the greenhouse and our tomatoes are getting ripe.The school garden now has…

New Tactics

Dorothy Feltner , VISTA volunteer at Lotts Creek Community School reporting in. We have had low participation for the last two garden meetings/classes. I have a few ideas as to why: -I am new to…

Successful Harvest

Dorothy Feltner reporting in. Lotts Creek Community School has harvested and distributed fresh, delicious goodies from the School Garden and Jeff's garden. Our haul, which included peas, green beans, and corn were given out at…

Great Developments

Dorothy Feltner reporting in this week. I have been focusing on connecting with other organizations and individuals lately. I am working on building up an action committee for local food issues. I think that such…

Free Manure!

We have been gifted a truck and trailer load of horse manure! This soil building gem will help us greatly in the school garden. We plan to use it in sheet mulching the school garden…

Social Activities

Wednesday, I attended a meeting between some community groups to work on a letter of interest for the Local Food, Local Places grant. We are off to good start on the letter. I plan on…

Slow Process

Getting a hold of all our gardeners for the Grow Appalachia report has been a long process. It took about 2 weeks to finally get all the harvest numbers, but we have them! It's looking…

Social Media

We are trying our hand at social media promotion. I have made a facebook page for our garden project. I'm trying to reach the younger people in the community and provide a space for communication…

Potatoes!

Our French Fingerling Potatoes and Batas Sweet Potato slips have arrived! it's a little late in the season for potatoes (they generally like a colder start), but we ordered a mid season variety. It's perfect…