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Garden Visits Galore!

Garden Visits Galore: A Look Into July Garden VisitsI can’t believe it’s almost August. Time flies when you’re having fun! July was a very busy month for us here at Build It Up. The first half of the month was drought central while the second half of the month has...

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher Over the years I have tried multiple times to grow a vegetable garden. I had no guidance or support system. Everything I tried turned brown or was swallowed by the weeds that I couldn’t keep up with. When I heard about Build It Up, I was...

Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLong

Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLong

Gardener Story: Rebecca DeLongI have been very excited to go out to the garden every day, to show my children what is growing in the garden and to help them to fall in love with growing something with their own hands and hard work. Since starting this program, I am...

Gardener Story: Justin Clark

Gardener Story: Justin Clark

Gardener Story: Justin ClarkIntroducing new gardeners: Justin and Anne Marie Clark! This is our second year of attempting a garden - and our first year at our current home. We knew we wanted some staples that we have grown to love before (bush beans, cucumbers,...

Gardener Story: Alexis Siegler

Gardener Story: Alexis Siegler

Gardener Story: Alexis Siegler Our garden has progressed nicely. We got our plants in a little bit later than some people due to having some lovely damp soil! That being said, it has been wonderful to be able to start with quality plants from Build It Up.          We...

Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan

Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan

Gardener Story: Eddy Hogan             We are currently putting up an electric fence to protect our garden from deer and three groundhogs (Mom and two babies). My wife, Norma, and I have gardened on a small scale for years, but we have learned a tremendous amount from...

Gardener Story: Jennifer and Perry Johns

Gardener Story: Jennifer and Perry Johns

Gardener Story: Jennifer & Perry JohnsThe Hills and Valleys - Build It Up Year 2               My husband and I both have go-getter personalities. We like to tackle a project, get good at it, and get moving to the next thing. Last year (our first year gardening),...

Gardener Story: Jessica Chittum

Gardener Story: Jessica Chittum

Gardener Story: Jessica ChittumOur family was involved in the Build It Up Garden Program in 2016 and 2017 and we returned to the program this year when Lexy announced that past gardeners could participate again. I was thrilled to get that invite and really appreciate...

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland

Gardener Story: Rebecca McCasland I am so thankful I am a part of Build It Up (BIU) Tennessee.  My family and I are working diligently in the garden and edible plants and fruits are growing!  We have tried gardening in the past without branching far from growing...

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