Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger

Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger

Gardener Story: Hannah Kiger The Build It Up program came into my life at a crucial moment. I suffered a miscarriage in December 2020, so I came into the spring feeling emotionally and physically broken. I think because of the miscarriage, I felt both a compulsive...
Gardener Story: Justin Delp

Gardener Story: Justin Delp

Gardener Story: Justin Delp           This was our first year doing a garden and while it has had some hardships, we have absolutely loved it. There’s so much we’ve learned throughout this experience, like de-weeding early and often, putting fencing up to keep the...
Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher

Gardener Story: Paula Butcher WOW this year has flown by. It is my second year working with Build It Up and I was excited to expand on what I learned last year. Last year I used landscape fabric to keep my weeds at bay and decided that was my best option this year...
Is My Melon/Squash Ripe Yet??

Is My Melon/Squash Ripe Yet??

Is My Melon/Squah Ripe Yet?? Cantaloupes:  Cantaloupes are generally pretty easy to tell when they are ripe.  First, many cantaloupe varieties will turn from a dark green to a much paler color (off-white, yellow, pale green, etc. it depends on the variety).  Second,...
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...