Grow Appalachia receives funding through a program established with Berea College. This year the program is planning to serve 55 families. Grow Appalachia is an outreach education and service project of Berea College. It is funded by the generosity of John Paul Dejoria, co-founder and CEO of John Paul Mitchell Systems, Inc. Red Bird Mission is one of the partner organizations that participate in the Appalachia region to improve healthy food options for families, create potential income opportunities, and education of basic gardening, cooking and food preservation skills.
Families receive assistance to expand horticultural and livestock family food production boosting family nutrition and income. A community-led group organizes a seasonal farmers market and greenhouse production and placement of livestock. We thank Heifer International and GBGM Women’s Division for starter grants 2006 – 2011. We hope that, through independent donations, we will be able to continue this project for years to come.
Our Farmers Market will take SNAP, EBT, Debit, and Credit Cards.
Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays in July through mid August.