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Special Pieces of Equipment

Special Pieces of Equipment
Daphne Gooding-Grow Appalachia. Big Ugly I think all gardeners have some special pieces of equipment that they just love and consider “theirs.” And no one better borrow it without returning it.  And goodness knows, that…

About Varieties

About Varieties
-Daphne Gooding- Grow Appalachia Big Ugly When David Cook was here for part of a day, I learned an awful lot about the garden. One of the ideas he discussed was varieties.  My recollection was that…

Higher Mammals as Pests

Higher Mammals as Pests
Daphne Gooding- Grow Appalachia Big Ugly Here on Big Ugly the most destructive pest is a mammal: deer. The deer can wipe out an entire garden in one day.  There is no way to garden…

About Pests

About Pests
Daphne Gooding-Grow Appalachia Big Ugly When the word “pests” comes up in our Grow Appalachia meetings, everyone perks up to listen for new ideas.  Our pests fit several categories: insects, mollusks, and higher mammals.  That…

About Light

About Light
-Daphne Gooding When I first moved to Big Ugly in early 2013, I learned that Marcelle was a kindred spirit about gardening.  We both aspire to be Garden Goddesses.  As we walked about the yards…

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…

Lilly Church-72 and Going Strong

Lilly Church-72 and Going Strong
Lilly Church is a 72 years old, Grow Appalachia participant, who has worked in a garden since she was a little girl. Lilly's parents grew gardens to feed their family and her chore was to help with the garden. Lilly passed down…

The Heart of the Seed

Life happens, despite our efforts to schedule our Grow Appalachia workshops at the most convenient times for participating families. Cars break down (or gas money runs out), someone’s Mom ends up in the hospital (or…

Big Ugly Garden

Big Ugly Garden
Sherrie Browning is one of our new participant in our Grow Appalachia Program down on Big Ugly.  Sherrie’s garden is doing very well this year with different kinds of plants, from cabbage to corn. To her…