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Fuel for Adventure Workshop

Fuel for Adventure Workshop
Good morning my fellow Appalachians, Recently, my friend, and fellow VISTA, Brady Adcock, contacted me about participating with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) for a healthy food initiative.  The project consists of four workshops, promoting…

Kale for dessert?

You'll need a few things from the grocery store for this one but it's a delicious way to integrate kale into your life, harmlessly.. Fruity Kale Brainfreezer 4 strawberries 1-2 leaves of kale 1/2 banana…

A Very Good Bug

A Very Good Bug
The Assasin Bug; rightly named for the characteristic of stabbing it's prey with it's long proboscis, injects its prey with a lethal saliva that liquefies the insides of the prey, which are then sucked out.…

A July Work Day

A July Work Day
Greetings from Park Place! Mid July; already!  And the garden is alive and producing!  The following blog was written by AmeriCorps Summer VISTA, Austin Neely, who is new to the gardening world.  It's an exciting…

Canning Time!

Tom here from Stone Soup. Shelia, one of our growers from Dryden, VA canned 40 quarts of green beans today from her very first garden. This week has been our biggest harvest week by far!…

Why Wash Your Produce?

Why Wash Your Produce?
Summer Heat; One of the most important reasons why washing your produce is important. Field Heat can be retained in bunched produce for hours; reducing the quality and  the nutritional value of your produce. Washing…

Fall crops, already?

Fall crops, already?
I am astounded at how fast this year is whizzing by, planting summer lettuce and seeding fall brassicas already.  Yesterday we had our first workshop in a month, and we had a few new participants…

Let’s eat!

Tom here with Stone Soup. Its been a hectic week but, we've had time to do a little harvesting. Today we have thrown together a green bean harvest and added fresh from the garden potatoes,…