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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…

Organizing and Dreaming Big

  We have been very busy at organizing our materials for the 2013 Growing Season! Thanks to Baker Creek, Park Seeds, Harris Seeds, Seeds of Change and Sow True, we have received over $2400 of…

Delectable Vegetable Float

Written by SaxonI was hoping that some of you might begin to imagine something like a root beer float, vegetable style.  But, what I'm really talking about is a parade float!Here at ASPI we're gearing…

Have a Fried Green Tomato in December!

Hello, Saxon here enjoying a cloudy day at the beginning of Fall in Rockcastle County.   This morning I admired 6 jars of green tomatoes, sliced thick and water-bath canned with spring water, lemon juice, and…

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…