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Gardener Story: Mike and Claudia Langley

Gardener Story: Mike and Claudia Langley

Gardener Story: Mike & Claudia LangleyWe are now in our second season as members of Build It Up Tennessee. Our original reason for joining in 2018 was to give Claudia’s father a project and motivation to help with our gardening. He was 91 years old at the time and...

Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz Smith

Gardener Story: Liz SmithI am so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the “Build It Up” program. Gardening is important to our family because....... well, because we moved to a farm with zero farming experience. The nearest grocery store is about 25 minute...

Gardener Story: Rick and Dawn Hess

Gardener Story: Rick and Dawn Hess

Gardener Story: Rick & Dawn HessThis is our 2nd year with Build It Up, and we have learned so much! Our first year we started a brand new garden from scratch. Brought in compost, covered the grass, then covered with a tarp for a couple weeks to discourage the...

Gardener Story: Louise Bailey

Gardener Story: Louise Bailey

Gardener Story: Louise BaileyGoodness, it’s mid-April and the weather suddenly went from flip-flops and tank-tops to furry boots and sweaters! Once upon a time, things like this kept me from even trying to garden; however, since I’ve been in the Build It Up! gardening...

Gardener Story: Natalie Olsen

Gardener Story: Natalie Olsen

Gardener Story: Natalie OlsenI never garden truly alone. At the very least I'm accompanied by the songs of birds when I venture outside this time of year. As my garden soil has improved with time, every turn of the shovel reveals a wriggling worm and it isn't long...

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko

Gardener Story: Georgia Sinko My name is Georgia and I've been growing plants most of my life. From family gardens up to container gardens while getting my degrees. I've always loved to have something green to take care of. Right now, I live with my partner, Elliot,...

Gardener Story: The Steubs

Gardener Story: The Steubs

Gardener Story: The SteubsGardening was always the heart of our backyard growing up in Wisconsin. If Mom and Dad weren’t working they were out in the garden planting, weeding, harvesting, and the rest of us kids would always be given small tasks to help out. Gardening...

Gardener Story: Latosha Morrison

Gardener Story: Latosha Morrison

Gardener Story: Latosha Morrison When I started gardening last year, I had no idea what I was doing. We filled and filled but were unable to get all of the grass clumps out of the garden. I soon found myself in a ton of weeds. I did not know which were weeds and which...

Gardener Story: Laura Webb

Gardener Story: Laura Webb

Gardener Story: Laura Webb Gardening has definitely been an experience of growth in and out of the yard. My family’s garden efforts give us a common focus of accomplishment, teaches us efforts vs output, and that caring and teaches us that tending allows growth to...

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