Last week we fellows at AMS had the distinct pleasure of spending the day with John Rowlett, an incredibly knowledgeable birding guide who came to visit us from Charlottesville. I have to start this post by thanking him for opening our eyes and ears even more to the beauty of this mountain – [...]
June 20 was warm and sunny; fitting weather for the Summer Solstice. Other than sweating a little more than usual up on Allegheny Mountain, it was a normal morning in the garden. That is, until we noticed a rising hum and Laurie called us over to witness bees pouring out of one of our three [...]
The date is Friday, June 15th.
The wind is gently blowing and the sun plays peek-a-boo behind fluffy white clouds.
The place: the Highland Center pavilion in Monterey.
The players: Highland County Farmers’ Market vendors, market goers, and newly added Allegheny Mountain School fellows set to demo some healthy and tasty recipes.
And it is [...]
On Wednesday, June 6, the Fellows of Allegheny Mountain School were fortunate enough to receive hands-on instruction from Bobby Whitescarver, a soil expert, speaker, and conservationist working diligently to clean up the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Prior to his arrival the Fellows visited his blog and boned up on an issue that is very important to [...]
Here is another holler coming at you readers from the hollows of southwest Virginia! Though I haven’t been very disciplined about my blog updates, I had to take a moment to reflect on the great connections that were made yesterday, in the SAMS office.
For those of you who do not know about my work [...]
Leaving the cool and breezy Allegheny Mountain to visit Radical Roots Farm in Keezletown, Virginia, I’d have to say I was somewhat dreading a hotter day in the Shenandoah Valley (which generally tends to be at least 10 degrees warmer than here on the mountain). However, as we arrived Tuesday morning around 10:00, the air [...]
And now, how to get started…
At The Highland Center, we decided to take the next step in the local foods movement and demonstrate growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers and how different parts of each plant can be used through demonstrations during the Farmers’ Market. In order to get started, we needed a place [...]
Hey internet weblog! Long time, no see! Some of you, numbered-but-dauntless readers, may be surprised to see my scribbles, knowing my aversion to weblogging. However, the record must be kept and achievements noted. I’m a 2011 AMS fellow in my Phase 2, working back home in DC, city of low skylines and lovely diversities. People [...]