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Solar Water Pump Workshop

Among the many workshops we offer (including GA workshops), is a little gem this spring. Josh Bills (ASPI board member and Energy Efficient Enterprises Program Director at MACED) will be demonstrating the solar water pump…

Happy Experiments

What do Kale, Tomatillos, and Nokatta-Ya (a Japanese green) have in common? They were all happy experiments in our garden. Our first meetings here at ASPI are filled with the dreams of fresh tomatoes, shelves…

Help from Service Learners

We had two weeks with three groups of college students earlier this month at ASPI. Students from Loyola, Emory, and Notre Dame chose to spend their spring break volunteering with us. These service learners spent…

Garden Planning

  The combination of the All-Hands Gathering and being snowed-in has made me really excited about spring.  I had a great time at the gathering and got some good ideas for this season, I just can't…

Come on Down to our Party

Need to get out and enjoy some sunshine? For lack of a word the encompasses what we are doing, we'll call it a party. Tomorrow, at the ASPI Rockcastle River Demonstration Site (5 miles south…

Reflections on the Market

The Mt. Vernon Farmers Market wrapped up its season a couple weeks ago. I spent nearly every Tuesday and Thursday at the market for over two months; so I spent a lot of time at…

Volunteers at the Nature Center

ASPI is very grateful to have had help from the Appalachian Challenge Academy. There were a few groups from the Challenge Academy and they each spent a day volunteering at our Nature Center by the…

Preparing for Fall

Now that summer is almost over, we've been working on getting our gardens ready for fall and winter. As plants are finished producing in the community garden we've been cleaning out the plots and sowing…