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School Year Ends with a Wrap

School Year Ends with a Wrap
Greetings from Park Place! Last week saw the end of yet another school year.  This year however, special needs students from Tennessee High School took their final exam in the garden; helping to harvest lettuce,…

A Memorial Thru Service

Greetings from Park Place! On May 3, 16 Tennessee High School students gathered at Vance Community Garden for a Day of Service.  This annual "Service" day began two years ago to remember a fellow student,…

Gardening in Overdrive

Gardening in Overdrive
Gardening season has arrived, and Grow Your Own is in full effect!  In today's class, we taught participants how to plant, trellis, and care for tomatoes and peppers; we also gave out two different fungicides…

Speedy Delivery! Speedy Delivery

Greetings from Stone Soup! The last few weeks we have been burning up the roads at Stone Soup. Straightening the curves and flattening the hills, we are getting plants in the ground just as fast…

Earth Day Festival

Earth Day Festival
Hey everyone -- Brian here!  This past Saturday the town of Abingdon hosted an Earth Day festival as our weekly Farmers Market was going on.  I, with the help of a half dozen high school student,…

Grow Your Own, growing

Grow Your Own, growing
Hey all -- Brian here.  Spring has finally kicked off and we're having much larger workshop turnouts.  We recently hit our maximum number of participants last week, but many interested people keep calling in.  We…

Preparing for a Freeze

Preparing for a Freeze
Greetings from Park Place! Last week, bitter cold temperatures engulfed our community.  We scrambled to cut floating row cover and protect as much as we could from freezing temperatures. The night began with cloud cover…