A Garden With Chickens

Here in Laurel Co. we have added chickens to our Grow Appalachia Garden Program. This is just a few that we have. White Leghorns, Rhode Island Reds, and Buff Rocks. These are Harold Cornett's, he…

Hello again from ASPI and Rockcastle Co.The gardens are growing well with very few problems to date.  A few potato beetles showing up for some folks, but we are getting that in hand.  We have…

My name is David Cooke and I am the director of Grow Appalachia. I have not posted on the Grow Appalachia blog for quite a while, reasoning that the real stories of Grow Appalachia are…

Rockcastle County

Two exciting things happened at Appalachia--Science in the Public Interest in our Grow Appalachia program this past week.  First, there was a special meeting on Tuesday night to gather participants, talk gardening and follow up…

Hello everyone.  Last Friday, June 8, I made a few visits to some of our participants garden sites.  I have decide to show some of thes sites through photos that I took on Friday.  These…

Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival

Greetings from the Cowan Community Center!The shared stand.This past weekend in Whitesburg, a local media organization, Appalshop, hosted a festival called Seedtime which is devoted to celebrating Appalachian people and traditions.  Part of the festival…

Early Appalachian Childcare

Greetings from the Cowan Community Center!Last Monday, the Cowan Community Center planted the daycare center's garden with the help of ten enthusiastic daycare attendees.  With daycare workers, community center workers, and some more experienced gardeners…