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Quick and easy pickled beets

Quick and easy pickled beets
Tom here from Stone Soup. Try this quick and easy recipe to preserve those beets. You can use large beets and slice or quarter them, small beets whole, or a combination. We like the small,…

Healthy Living Initiative

Healthy Living Initiative
My fellow Appalachians, This past Thursday, Grow Your Own was able to participate in our final workshop partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and were able to show off the great work we are doing.…

Powdery Mildew

Powdery Mildew
I received a frantic call from one of our growers last week. She walked down to the garden after being out of town a few days and came back to a flour or "powder" like…

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…