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Grow Your Own with ASD!

Grow Your Own is a beginning backyard gardener and market gardener program that helps people and families grow food for themselves, their neighbors, and their communities. We provide training, technical support, seeds, plants, tools, and tilling services. Many GYOers share food they grow and learn how to preserve their veggies through the program. Many GYOers also supplement their income by selling produce!

The Grow Your Own program can be your first step to moving along the Producer Pathway, creating an abundance of agricultural knowledge and produce!

Since 2012, GYOers have grown more than 160,000 pounds of food in this program. We are one of over 30 sites partially funded by Grow Appalachia. We always need supplies to share with our growers – if you are interested in helping, contact us to become a sponsor!

Upcoming Workshops

Garden Planting

Washington County

May 9 from 5pm – 6:30pm at the Faith in Action Community Garden.

Tazewell County

May 4 at 11am – 12:30pm at the YMCA Community Garden.

The 2024 Grow your open application is now open!

Are you ready to grow your own food, but just need a little help?

That’s why we’re here – to help you get started. We provide the training, technical support, seeds, plants, tools and tilling services you need to grow your own food. Seating for this program is limited, and you must live close enough to Tazewell or Abingdon to attend a monthly class.

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What are the benefits of growing your own food?

Reduced grocery bill, controlling your nutrition, being outside…

Most of our 2023 GYO participants had very specific reasons for learning to grow their own food. We interviewed some of them – Kayla and Chandler, Janet and Herb, and Terra – and realized that although their stories are different, they all found so many of the same benefits.

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Member Onboarding Materials

Get Involved

Stay in the know by joining the Grow Your Own mailing list.

Show your support for the Grow Your Own program by donating today!

Learn more about growing your own on the Grow Appalachia blog.

Contact The Program Manager

Morgan Bradley
Regenerative Agriculture Program Manager
Email Morgan

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