Sunday, November 30, 2014

2015 Calendar of Events

 2015 Calendar for Harvest of Hope

The Harvest of Hope (HOH) 2015 Calendar of Events is detailed below.  Unless otherwise noted, all classes/events are to be held at:

Harvest of Hope Community Garden, 130 W Charlemont St, Kingsport, Tn

  • Feb. 21st 10:00am - Early Spring Veg. Planting Class
  • Feb. 24th 6:30 pm - Meeting for members to discuss bed assignments, rules/regulations to garden or work in HOH gardens (all should attend). Location: First Presbyterian Church
  • March 21st - How to Build a Raised bed for gardening
  • April 18th - Class TBA
  • May 16th - Summer Vegetable Planting
  • June 20th 10:00 am - Cooking Your Vegetables ( by TN Agricultural Extension)
  • July - TBA
  •  Aug 15th 9:30am? - Fall Vegetable Planting class
  • Sept. - TBA
  • Oct. 24th 10:00am - Clean up & Cook Out (Members Only)

Possibly more events on April-July-Sept to come TBA. There will be a How to Build/Use Rain Barrels one month.

A garden requires patient labor and attention.  
Plants do not grow merely to satisfy ambitions
 or to fulfill good intentions.  They thrive
because someone expended effort on them.
-- Liberty Hyde Bailey

Monday, November 17, 2014

Giving Thanks

Harvest of Hope wishes to recognize recent philanthropists who contributed to HOH projects:

Shed, current photo
For the newly expanded shed: Shingles & felt paper were donated by Saxon & Clark Enterprises -- Andrew Allen 765-8858 (see article)
Guttering was from Holtsclaw Guttering 423-357-6056.

Also pizzas donated for the HOH Clean Up Day were from
Rush Street Neighborhood Grill

These donations, and others throughout the year, helped HOH tremendously in achieving some of our goals, completing our projects :)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

"Fall" in the Garden

"My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece."

— Claude Monet

....enough said



Recent shed expansion
See 'before' photos here:  Shed Foundation and in Mary Mary ... post


Local tree


Photos taken today at HOH.

Here is a link to Fall Vegetable Gardens. Look for links to NETMG training videos soon.

Happy Fall! Happy Gardening :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Broccoli Recipes on a Budget $$$

With 17% of the general Kingsport population considered 'hungry' (, it seems that there must be easier, cheaper ways for people to feed themselves.  It is now the season for broccoli, so below are a few recipes and/or links to broccoli recipes that are easy on the wallet.  Note, if you are able to grow your own at a community garden, it's quite a bit cheaper :)

Broccoli with Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Serves 4

1             head broccoli
($2.40 Walmart, less if grow own)
1/2 jar     15 oz jar Light Alfredo Sauce
(Bertolli, $2, Walmart)

Steam broccoli until fork tender.  Warm 1 cup Alfredo Sauce and serve over broccoli.

Cost is about 85 cents per person (calculated by adding $2.40 for broccoli, $1 for sauce to give $3.40. Divide that by 4 to get about $0.85/person.)

See some other budget friendly  recipes

Happy Gardening & Cooking :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Kingsport Pepper Festival PHOTOS

Here are a few photos from the1st Annual Kingsport Pepper Festival (website)
held Sept 13th at the Farmers Market.  Enjoy!

Ghost Pepper Plant - one of the hottest peppers you can grow

Buffalo Wild Wings

Pepper Class

H.O.P.E. Teen Volunteers

Dobyns Bennet FFA (Future Farmers of America) Volunteers

Pepper Pot Toss

Pin the tail on the pepper (above photo & below)

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Class on Raised Beds: Saturday, October 11th

'HOW TO' and 'WHY TO' 
Build a Raised Bed for Your Garden

 Saturday Oct.11th at 10:00 am
at Harvest of Hope,
 130 W. Charlemont St, Kingsport Tn
 Weather allowing. Bring a chair (optional).

Contact Doug Hilton:

Shed Foundation

Last week local boy scouts helped to build a foundation to the right of old shed. Shed to be expanded - future. 

From HOH:  Thanks Boy Scouts :)

See updated photos of shed