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Garden Makeover

Garden Makeover
As many of you know, Grow Your Own hosts a demonstration garden at the Abingdon, VA Faith in Action food pantry.  Up until recently, it has been difficult to maintain a clean and attractive aesthetic,…

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins
Hello folks!  Tom Fields here with Stone Soup.  Thanks to the fine folks at Friendship Baptist Church in Jonesville, VA, many will soon be harvesting pumpkins from the community garden for the first time.  What…

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…

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.…