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Learning and Growing

         Last Thursday our volunteer, Jessica, and I took a nice little drive out to Armilda Barnes' house to help start seeds for (late!?) cole crops and summer transplants in reused tobacco float trays raised…

A Visitor’s Point of View

This week Big Ugly hosted a visit from the Bonner Scholars of Earlham College in Richmond, IN.  Of course we enjoyed the time we spent with the students.  They helped out at the Community Center…

DIRT ENVY

DIRT ENVY
Last year, Sister Judy came home and announced that she was suffering from dirt envy. When we all looked at her with confused faces, she told us that a guy up the holler had just…

Frakes School Center Greenhouse

When David Cooke visited with  us last year, as we were driving around I  showed him the Frakes School Center greenhouse , Which was basically being used as a storage building . I expressed how…

Potato Planting

Fellow Gardeners, First I apologize for sideways pictures.  Bill took them on his phone and my computer won't let me rotate them.  Oh Well, at least you can see our workday wednesday planting potatoes.  We…

Updates Red Bird Mission

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…