Summer Wrap Up

Summer Wrap Up
Well, it's about that time of year... I'm quickly wrapping things up here at High Rocks Grow Appalachia and preparing to head out on my next grand adventure. The time I spent working with Rachel and Erica…

Brussels Sprouts

The small little balls looked ready to harvest. Our community garden manager, high school intern, and I looked at them for about a week. "I've never grown Brussels sprouts before," we confessed to one another.…

Last Day with Intern

Last week our high school intern finished up his intern program. He spent the week working in his community garden plot and selling at the farmers market. On his last day we had a celebration…

Spicy Kale Chips

Spicy Kale Chips
Greetings from Park Place Over the past few weeks, Grow Your Own has been partnering with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, holding workshops once a week to promote healthy living.  Grow Your Own was asked to…

Beets in Buckets

Greetings from Park Place! On July 25th Devan Crabtree, my fellow summer VISTA, and I went up to the Vance Community Garden. It was a light work day as it was River's Way's last day…

Volunteers

Volunteers
--Marcelle St Germain and Michael Tierney   One of the great pleasures of gardening (and composting) are the surprises that come up in the garden (and the compost pile).  Birds and squirrels spread seeds before…

TFA BLITZ at SVM

TFA BLITZ at SVM
Sister KC here to share a recent volunteer experience we had at St. Vincent Mission. There is a lot of back story on this one starting with Appalachian Roots, a new not for profit organization…