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Spare Us Some Asparagus?

Spare Us Some Asparagus?
Greetings from Abingdon, Heather here; it's been a while since my last blog...(over a year ago) Nice to be back! Spring of 2013, as an eager Americorps VISTA, I went on a seed-buying spree at…

Lettuce Work Together!

Lettuce Work Together!
Greetings from Abingdon, VA!  Deni here, reporting on a fantastic Lettuce Project! Appalachian Sustainable Development's Grow Your Own program is helping 40 participant gardens this year.  Some are community gardens supporting numerous families while some…

Volunteers ROCK!

Volunteers ROCK!
Greetings from Abingdon, Deni here, with a statement of THANKS to all the great Volunteers who believe in helping others to grow Food! Tech GYRLS were back in action this week at our demonstration garden, helping to…

Getting Seeds Started!

Getting Seeds Started!
Greetings from Abingdon VA!  Deni here, reporting in on all the great seed starting that's been happening around and all the great volunteers we've had helping us out. First, I want to thank the students…

Time to Seed Baby Brassicas

Time to Seed Baby Brassicas
Greetings from Deni in Abingdon, VA! Well, the snow melted and it got warm for a second.  Now, it’s back to chilly damp weather.  Great time to seed young brassicas… Like broccoli, cabbage and kale. …

Grow Your Own, 2015 Edition

Grow Your Own, 2015 Edition
Brian here - With the Spring Equinox on the horizon, Grow Your Own will be commencing its first set of 2015 workshops starting March 17th at 5PM!  It may be frozen outside, but thanks to…

Spring is nigh..

Spring is nigh..
Groundhog shadow or not, I am seeing spring on the horizon! Tomorrow Grow Your Own will be hosting its first planting session of 2015 with a group of special needs kids from Abingdon High School;…

Row Cover Everything!

Row Cover Everything!
Good morning fellow Appalachians, Last week marked a chaotic shift into an early winter.. last Thursday it got down to 17 degrees and we were forced to cover all of our crops - even the…

Hidatsa Beans!

Hidatsa Beans!
Greetings from Park Place!  Deni here with thoughts about dry beans. Did you know that dried beans are a fantastic source of potassium - which builds muscles in your body?  And phosphorus - which helps…