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Married to the soil in Abingdon VA

Heather here, riding the community garden high.This week has not held a lot of interaction with participants, other than a few more garden maps and crop quality surveys I've received in the mail. At our…

What’s Going On in Abingdon, VA

Heather hereI've been spending a lot of time in our corn patch. I'd say it's been entirely too much time, however I really like touching the shiny purple silks.Being in the corn patch is decidedly less peaceful when all…

The invisible hand of domestication

Heather here, from good ol' Abingdon, VA.We do these things so our children can have more beautiful days.I think the thing I am happiest about is the broccoli. It is beautiful broccoli. Seeing this plant's…

Wistful for Wheel Bugs in Abingdon, VA

UPDATE:Wheel bug sighting in our garden!Volunteers pounded more poles for our 2nd succession of tomatoesIt is pleasing to the eye. Sucession planting. It's a beautiful thing. Heather here--TYPE OF DAMAGE:It is a beneficial ally to man. The above…

Fun Times

This week we expanded our garden. We tilled up another 1600sq ft+ patch. It was super satisfying--no tiller problems, and I trained a participant on how to use the tiller. Slowly we are expanding the…

Mid-May Planting a Success

Hello soil lovers.The garden is looking like an actual garden! Things are growing so well! Especially the potatoes. Still so many things to do, but we got a lot of logistical things settled. At this…

Weeds, workdays, wonderfulness

Weeding--the grass wants to come backJody uncovers one of our potatoes--they are growing really well, and we continue to hill up with straw.Our new sign. The truck functions as our tool shed--hopefully we can paint…

Planting has begun in Abingdon, Virginia

We are excited to report that we had our Spring Planting workshop. After a lot of time organizing tilling, with a lot of setbacks (machinery problems, underestimating-how-hard-the-land-was problems), it was great to meet with all…