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Building Healthy Soil

After having a workshop on soil and working on creating a podcast about soil, I've learned a great deal about building and maintaining healthy soil organically. Even though I knew some of this already, I…

Solar Powered Water Pump Workshop

Earlier this week ASPI hosted a solar water pump workshop presented by Josh Bills. This was not a Grow Appalachia workshop, but it was very relevant since we'll be using the pump for our garden!…

Help from Service Learners

We had two weeks with three groups of college students earlier this month at ASPI. Students from Loyola, Emory, and Notre Dame chose to spend their spring break volunteering with us. These service learners spent…

Garden Planning

  The combination of the All-Hands Gathering and being snowed-in has made me really excited about spring.  I had a great time at the gathering and got some good ideas for this season, I just can't…

Reflections on the Market

The Mt. Vernon Farmers Market wrapped up its season a couple weeks ago. I spent nearly every Tuesday and Thursday at the market for over two months; so I spent a lot of time at…

Farm to School Event

Last week ASPI set up a table at the Farm to School event at Jackson County High School. The event brought in students from surrounding elementary and middle schools. Various organizations had tables set up…

Drying Herbs

It seems like we’ve had quite a bit of success growing herbs this year. We have a variety of herbs and tons of basil and dill. There have been days at the farmers market when…

Baking for the Farmers Market

Baking for the Farmers Market
ASPI has been selling at the Mt. Vernon farmers market for the past month and a half. The market has been a little slow for us this year, but we recently started utilizing our home-based…