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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,…

Harvesting by the tons

Harvesting by the tons
I would just like to point out that our participants are astounding and super dedicated; many of them work multiple jobs and have children to take care of and they somehow manage to still take…

Fruits of our labor

Fruits of our labor
Today I received a wonderful email from one of our first year participants, and I would like to share it with you.. "GYO has been a great learning opportunity for our kids to watch our…