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Updates from ASPI

Written by SaxonThough she's been here a few months, I would like to officially welcome ASPI's new Executive Director, Suzi Van Etten.  With her husband Hal and baby daughter Maddie, Suzi recently moved from New…

Humbled by Home Visits

Saxon at ASPIToday Nancy and I visited some of our gardeners.  I think today was particularly awe-inspiring.  One of our gardeners, Armilda Barnes was busy shucking corn when we drove up.  Armilda has a 2…

Troublesome Weeds

Author: Saxon with ASPIIt makes me sad to see a bountiful, thriving garden swallowed by morning-glories, locust trees!, galinsoga, and what ever else saw fit to grow once the rains came.  The battle with the…

Great Growing

Author: Saxon BrownI've been busy in Berea and have been away from the ASPI garden most of the past two weeks, which is also the period in which it RAINED!  Which means that on my…

Some Great Home Visits

Author: Saxon BrownJonny checking the chickensRobert tillingOn Tuesday, Nancy and I visited Mr. Robert O'Rear and his son, Jonny at their garden between Berea and Mount Vernon.  Robert's full-time job has been the garden this…

Okay, folks... I'm putting these photos here in spite of how they look.  Can anyone tell me why this is happening?  In the past they loaded just fine.  I'm not doing anything different, same camera,…

Radish Salsa, Wild Greens, and Fishy Flowers

Author: Saxon Brown, Grow Appalachia Assistant at Appalachia-Science in the Public InterestToday is a workshop day here at ASPI!  In just a few hours, Timi Reedy will be teaching locals about the benefits and how-to…

Rockcastle County

Two exciting things happened at Appalachia--Science in the Public Interest in our Grow Appalachia program this past week.  First, there was a special meeting on Tuesday night to gather participants, talk gardening and follow up…

 Our work here in Rockcastle county continues at a fevered pace. Today we are working hard to complete the layout and planting of our Three Sisters corn "maize" for the youth to enjoy at our…

David viewing Talt's potatoesArmilda and David at her siteTalt explaining his gardenASPI had an interesting visit from David this week.  We had an opportunity to introduce him to some of our Grow Appalachia participants while…