Gardener Story: Mary Kate Williams

Gardener Story: Mary Kate Williams

Gardener Story: Mary Kate Williams Greetings Green Thumbed friends, and those who aspire to be. My name is Mary Kate Williams and my family and I are first year gardeners and excited to be accepted into the Build It Up program. I have to admit, gardening abilities and...
Gardener Story: Brandi Eveland-Sayers

Gardener Story: Brandi Eveland-Sayers

Gardener Story: Brandi Eveland-Sayers Hi BIU friends. This is my first year as a participant in this amazing program. My kids and I are enjoying the quick changes happening in the garden. Tomatoes are the most exciting right now as we like to pick a few Sun Golds each...
Gardener Story: Carolyn Andrews

Gardener Story: Carolyn Andrews

Gardener Story: Carolyn Andrews This year has been an exciting gardening year for me. Up until this first year of my participation in Build It Up, I had grown a variety of vegetables in my backyard garden space—but my efforts were basically uninformed. I needed to...
Gardener Story: Emily Tillinghast

Gardener Story: Emily Tillinghast

Gardener Story: Emily Tillinghast This is our first year in BIU and our first year in Tennessee! Our family (Emily, Nate, Morgan age 6, and Willa, age 3) moved from New Mexico in 2020. We bought our first house in Jonesborough and planted apple and pear trees.  My...
Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLong

Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLong

Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLong        “2021 is my family’s second year in the BIU program. Last year was a whirlwind with the pandemic and adjusting to life differently. Part of that adjustment involved substantially more time learning how to grow...