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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…

Blizzard Last Week, Sprouts This Week!

Thanks to *hopefully* the last snowfall of the year last Monday, our Composting and Soil Amendment Workshop here at ASPI had to be cancelled.  We were hoping to discuss healthy soil and how to create…

Garden Structures at ASPI!

  It's been a busy couple of weeks in Rockcastle County. We had two weeks of  Service Learners building high tunnels, trellis structures, planting onions and starting seeds. They also helped with getting both of…

Hello out there in Garden Land!  We've been very busy here at ASPI in Rockcastle County.  Last week, 10 students from Loyola University visited to do a Service Learning Project during their Spring Break.  They…

Getting Excited to Grow in Mt Vernon

The growing season got here fast! For those of you who have used web-based resources, have you used smart gardener?? It's an amazing resource that helps you plan your garden. It send you alerts via…