Sarah's (aged 11) Garden
After discussing Grow Appalachia with Sarah's mom and explaining the program to Sarah, her mom agreed that growing a garden would be a great learning experience for Sarah and her whole family. Plus they would have fresh vegetables to eat!
Sarah and her Dad built the raised bed and dug up soil to put in the raised bed,
she then planted tomatoes, okra and peppers.
Sarah had hoped to be able to sell some of her vegetables at our Farmers Market but the family ended up eating or giving away the vegetables she grew.
|Learning how to can tomatoes with other Grow Appalachia participants|
This spring I planted my first garden. It was a lot of work, but I had help from my mom and dad and Grow Appalachia. The hardest part was digging up the grass and then putting down the top soil. After that it got a lot easier. Jackie brought me tomatoes, peppers, and okra to plant. Mom showed me how to dig a hole and put in the plants and water. After that I had to keep them watered and pull out any weeds. I was really excited when the plants started to bloom and I was very happy the day I picked my first tomato. I shared my harvest with my whole family. Overall it was a great experience and I want to do it again next spring.
|Weeding and Harvesting the garden|