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Joining the Team

I’m Sarah Green and this is my first week at ASPI. This summer I’ll be an intern working with the Mt. Vernon’s community garden and the garden at ASPI. So far we’ve been working hard…

Hello Spring!

 Finally some sunshine and warm temperatures! The garden here at ASPI is taking off, with lots of blooms and fruit ripening.  Our peas are very close to being able to eat, as well as the…

Two Very Awesome Workshops in Rockcastle Co.

Hello Everyone!  Step back in time with me to....April 29th.  That was our insect and disease management workshop taught by Grow Appalachia Director, David Cooke.  We had to cancel two workshops before that due to…

Week one at ASPI!

Sam Lyons here reflecting on the first week of my summer internship at ASPI.  I got to dive right into the program at the beginning of the week helping prepare for the pest and disease…

Making it all come together at ASPI

It's been a busy several weeks here at ASPI. It's the time of year when the weather starts to get nice that the situations, where you plan and fret and worry and then feel elated,…

Learning and Growing

         Last Thursday our volunteer, Jessica, and I took a nice little drive out to Armilda Barnes' house to help start seeds for (late!?) cole crops and summer transplants in reused tobacco float trays raised…

Lions and Tigers and Berries, Oh My!

As usual, today was a busy day here at ASPI in Mt. Vernon.  Hal and Eddie have been busy fashioning plastic barrels into composters and rain barrels to sell in the region.  More work has…