Grow Appalachia – Community Gardening Project
Pocahontas County has been selected to represent West Virginia in a family based community gardening project. Grow Appalachia is a Kentucky-rooted movement that is funded through the Appalachian Fund at Berea College. The project supports families of Appalachia to grow, preserve and sell food locally, helping to create a sustainable food production system. Twenty families that wish to grow a garden, or produce more food at home will be selected to participate in the project. Grow Appalachia offers to help families with tillage, seeds, and supporting educational workshops throughout the growing season. Participants will be selected according to families need and willingness to participate in garden visits and consultation. Applications are available at the WVU Extension Office, Hillsboro and Marlinton Public Libraries. Or click here to download one.