The day starts early here on the farm; the farm crew starts to arrive at 7:00 am.
David and Dulley are the full time staff for the farm. David is the Farm Manager and Dulley is his assistant. Matthew, Tyler and I are the Grow Appalachia crew. Linda is our director’s wife who has volunteered on the farm for a number of years. She grew up on a farm and is a valuable asset to the farm and Grow Appalachia. As a matter of fact she served as the volunteer Coordinator for Grow Appalachia last year. She left some mighty big shoes for me to fill.
Today the Grow Appalachia Crew is working in the
Community Garden, Senior Citizen and the . Food Pantry Gardens
As you drive through the entrance to the main buildings on the farm you will see the barn and four greenhouses.
The greenhouses provide most of the plants for the Grow Appalachia gardeners. The ability to buy homegrown plants is a big plus for our gardeners.
|This is one of our greenhouses. This is where Dulley spends most of her time when she's not in the gardens. |
Whenever anyone comes to buy plants they always ask, "Where's Dulley?"
|Today we placed shredded paper around the plants to help keep out the weeds and staked the tomatoes. The Senior Citizens group are only here twice a week so we help them with their garden.|