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Last Night we held our third Grow Appalachia meeting here at Red Bird Mission. Bill Best who is an heirloom seed specialist was our guest speaker and taught the ins and outs and importance of saving your own seeds. He also…

Is it summer?

When I look outside at the weather, I cannot believe that last week (?) there was a chance of snow???? Things are really nice here, and you tell its garden time- my phone rang off…

Lions and Tigers and Berries, Oh My!

As usual, today was a busy day here at ASPI in Mt. Vernon.  Hal and Eddie have been busy fashioning plastic barrels into composters and rain barrels to sell in the region.  More work has…

Field Notes: Simply Delightful

Field Notes: Simply Delightful
Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program By R. Working in the garden this past week has been wonderful.  Even though yesterday was the first day of spring, the weather has been ‘interesting’ to say the least.  Temperatures…

Tilling the Day Away

Thursday I spent the entire day working on tilling up my garden space with the tiller that Big Ugly purchased last year from Earth Tools.  Didn’t think it would be too much trouble, it looked…

What to plant next…?

On Friday of last week, several individuals including myself, put on our gardening gloves, grabbed our tiller and seeds, and began our spring planting in the high tunnels. For three hours we worked to till…