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West Virginia!
Garden ministry. Sounds like a perfect job, if you ask me.
And last weekend, we were able to use our background in gardening to serve a
community. Last Friday, Kayla, Robbie, Ashley and I met up with Zach in
Cinci, and then from there we continued SE until ...
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Oh, the bounty.
It was quite an eventful weekend-- this was the weekend of
the harvest party, and we’re pleased to report that over 100 people were in
attendance :)  These past few weeks have been pretty amazing. We had some
hot days a few weeks ago, which was great news f...
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It's not raining anymore!
What a wacky
season. I don't mean
to play the part of the perpetually-kvetching farm hand, but this weather has been really strange. With all that
rain, it seems like the plants we put in the ground just sat there for a while,
wondering if growth was even w...
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Raindrops and Rubies
What do you do when things do not go  quite  as planned? Recently, we have had multiple changed plans, usually catalyzed by one thing. Rain. While rain is a vital component to the life, health, and growth of a garden, too much rain can present as much of a ...
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     Tomato Guide Ashley Sobczak Growing -           Planting: o    Should be planted as deep as possible . It is
recommended to take off the first couple sets of leaves and plant up to the
first set left on. If you look at the stem of a tomato plant, you c...
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Fruits and Things
Well, kids these days are telling me that it is now
OFFICIALLY summer, and I say the tan lines (truthfully sunburn lines) on my
back are there to confirm that. These flowers are no longer flowers-- they are delicious berries! Life around the garden still co...
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In these first couple of
days at the garden I have had the privilege of meeting some amazing people.
When hired for this Alliance Garden position I was told, not only I am going to
grow a garden, but I will also grow in a community. I was excited about the
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Meet the crew!
Lex and her new friend As a pseudo-philosopher, avid reader of Steinbeck and Dr. Seuss,
dumpster diver enthusiast, coffee addict, bra-burning feminist, and lover of
the Trinity: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I am a bit of a mixed bag. I grew up
in middle of...
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Friday, May 8, 2015
Week 1: Welcome to the Garden!  Decomposition is fascinating business. Between molds, bacteria, worms, grubs, and heat, there is  plenty of activity happening in a compost pile. These ingredients, mixed with time, constitute the  recipe for sweet garden fer...
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