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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…

United Way Volunteer Day

United Way Volunteer Day
Greetings from Park Place! Last Thursday, I was given the opportunity to work with United Way’s Week of Caring Volunteers site at Vance Middle School Garden in Bristol, TN.  Volunteers arrived at 8 AM and after…

You never know what you’ll find..

...at your local farmers market! Hello everyone, Tom Fields here with Stone Soup. Today's picture is of a purchase a made from a vendor at the Clintwood, Virginia farmers market. ASD worked hard this spring…

Efficiency, overdrive

Efficiency, overdrive
Before I happily ramble about our extreme productivity these past few weeks, I would like to point out that in the month of June (so far), GYO participants have harvested over 500lbs of produce! These…

Deer? Oh, Dear!

Deer? Oh, Dear!
Hello from the Southwest Virginia Coalfields! Anyone who ever planted a seed in Southwest Virginia has almost certainly experienced the horror of finding their pampered garden destroyed overnight by one of many of Mother Nature's…

Hey Garden Man!

Hey Garden Man!
Hello Everyone! Tom Fields reporting from ASD's Stone Soup Program. Today's pic is from Shelia in Dryden, Va's garden. Shelia's family is one of our family garden recipients. Shelia is a grandmother raising 4 grandchildren-one…

Cardboard, Compasses & Clouds

Cardboard, Compasses & Clouds
Greetings from Park Place On May 20th nineteen young ladies from Tech GYRLS and their Team Leaders gathered at Sugar Hollow Park to work on the Edible Park.  The following paragraph reflects activities and insights…