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Brussels Sprouts

The small little balls looked ready to harvest. Our community garden manager, high school intern, and I looked at them for about a week. "I've never grown Brussels sprouts before," we confessed to one another.…

There’s Garlic and Potatoes

At ASPI we dream about big things from small-ish movements. While it is no little thing to grow food for your family, it is not feeding the world. It contributes to feeding the world, and,…

Baby Steps

Baby Steps
Hello all!  Brittany here with Sustainable Pike County!  I know we are quite behind when it comes to blog posting (sorry!) as we just recently got all of our information straightened out, but we are…

Canning Time!

Tom here from Stone Soup. Shelia, one of our growers from Dryden, VA canned 40 quarts of green beans today from her very first garden. This week has been our biggest harvest week by far!…

TEA on Big Ugly

TEA on Big Ugly
We have noticed that a lot of our folks drink a lot of sugary soda. At the grocery we see carts just full of soda. The water on Big Ugly can have a sulfur smell…

Canning 101

 Scott Christian Care Center's June class we covered the basics of canning.   We have some seasoned gardeners in Scott County that a have been canning for years, then we have some that have never…