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Ducks, Rain, Fence, Journals ~ Abingdon, VA

Heather again. Here are some photos from our adventures so far: We worked with Jarrod, a landscaper and friend of ASD, on re-fencing Donna's garden.   The family pictured, Cory, Nathaniel, and toddler LeRoy and…

Farmer’s Market Beginnings

Heather reporting.   On Saturday the 27th we brought our first round of product to market. Only one gardener was ready at this time to harvest and sell. Gardener Katherine has five children and is…

Chickens, Chickens, Chickens!

I decided to dedicate this blog to our chickens! After consulting with David and Mark, and researching on backyardchickens.com we made the decision to purchase some birds. We started with 22 chickens (Rhode Island Reds)…

Making it all come together at ASPI

It's been a busy several weeks here at ASPI. It's the time of year when the weather starts to get nice that the situations, where you plan and fret and worry and then feel elated,…

Reflections from our intern

Reflections from our intern
By Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program Amy, our Farm Intern, recently completed her three month term with us. In addition to her hard work on the farm, she coordinated our Field Notes blog series featuring reflections…

Garden Planning at Cowan

Grow Appalachia participants met early on Saturday, April 13th to plan for gardens and gather garden supplies. As growing our community is a definite goal for our program we practice the mountain tradition of offering…

How Appalachia Grew

Cowan Community Center partnering with Grow Appalachia has brought enthusiasm and activity back to the community.  The center has an exciting project in the works that will be partnering with several of our Grow Appalachia…