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Gardener Story: Becky Stallard

Gardener Story: Becky Stallard

Gardener Story: Becky Stallard            In years past, I really struggled with getting things to grow in my (1) raised bed. This year, however, I put in (6) raised beds, a 6x10 ground plot and multiple buckets and bins. I grew carrots, pole beans, peas, corn,...

Gardener Story: The Presnell Family

Gardener Story: The Presnell Family

Gardener Story: The Presnell Family Hello! We are the Presnells, and we are so happy to be a part of the BIU program. Gardening has been something I have wanted to do for years. We bought our first house a few years ago, and tried our first garden here last year. We...

Gardener Story: Kelly Garrett

Gardener Story: Kelly Garrett

Gardener Story: Kelly GarrettHello, fellow BIU gardeners! What a great experience our summer garden has been! My husband and Irelocated to East Tennessee from Central Florida last summer and having a garden was one thing wewere excited about! Our one attempt at...

Gardener Story: Candy De La Fuente

Gardener Story: Candy De La Fuente

Gardener Story: Candy De La Fuente Hi there! My name is Candy and this is the first true garden experience for my family and I. My husband and I have always dabbled in a little gardening and only lucked out in creating an abundance of tomatoes one year, which was...

Garden Visits Galore!

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...

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