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It Sure is Good to Have a Mentor

It Sure is Good to Have a Mentor
Back in November of 2012 when we were thinking of adding beekeeping to our menu of Grow Appalachia offerings for participants, we got really lucky when Dave showed up at our exploratory meeting. Dave managed…

Teenagers Join the Revolution

Teenagers Join the Revolution
They packed their bags with Slim Jims and Starburst candy for camp, but soon learned that the best food doesn’t come in plastic wrappers.  The teenage girls that signed up for High Rock’s “Food Revolution”…

Watching Things Grow

Watching Things Grow
You can almost hear things grow with the weather we’ve been having lately. Frequent showers followed by hot sun are turning things tropical in WV. We have been making our rounds to participating gardens bringing…

Kimchi

Kimchi
As you may or may not know, Kimchi is a traditional Korean fermented vegetable, typically made from vegetables such as cabbage, radishes, or cucumbers. The word “Kimchi” originates from the translated meaning “salting of vegetables.”…

Talking Tomatoes

Talking Tomatoes
Over the weekend, we had a volunteer work day at the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace, one of our community gardens. We helped with weeding and mulching the garden. Part of our task was to create…

Sustaining Squash

Sustaining Squash
You planted your squash and already you are dreaming of steaming butternut soup, pumpkin pie, and squash casserole.  Unfortunately, vine borers, squash bugs, and cucumber beetles are dreaming of your squash too.  However, if we are proactive…