Gardener Story: Kirstin Blackburn

Gardener Story: Kirstin Blackburn

Gardener Story: Kirstin Blackburn Gardening always brings certain thoughts to my mind. Mostly, thoughts about my ability to survive in pioneering days. I always wonder if my vegetable patch would be enough to feed my family of six, or if we would succumb to starvation...
Gardener Story: Meme Ansbro

Gardener Story: Meme Ansbro

Gardener Story: Meme Ansbro Thyme to Turnip the Beet! My name is MeMe and I’m 34. I am from Northern California but I’ve lived in East Tennessee for 13 years on one and a half acres of farmland on the Greene County line. I am a stay at home mom and...
Gardener Story: Kelly Foster

Gardener Story: Kelly Foster

Gardener Story: Kelly Foster This was not our first year “doing a garden” but it was really our first time trying to systematically learn how to garden properly. I think, for our family, a lot of this was brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and fueled by a lot of time...
Gardener Story: Audra Holmes

Gardener Story: Audra Holmes

Gardener Story: Audra Holmes Our family moved to Tennessee this past fall (October 2020).  We knew we wanted to have a large and productive vegetable garden at our new home. This seemed like a daunting task and was something we began researching shortly after we...
Gardener Story: Craig & Mikaela Lewis

Gardener Story: Craig & Mikaela Lewis

Gardener Story: Craig & Mikaela Lewis Thanks to the Build It Up Program we had the opportunity to create our first garden in 2021. We didn’t have much growing experience, so we started with a small garden and grew herbs and hot peppers. Since we also were starting...