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Growing it in Virginia features the farmers, gardeners and growers of Southwest Virginia.
From alpacas to zinnias, if it grows in Virginia, we’ll bring you the story.

Fruit Pizza

This is a simple recipe using berries and English muffins, that will help get you going in the mornings.  

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Fabric Container Gardening

Cooperative Extension Agent, Evan O’Neill shares pointers on container gardening. 

Get more Information: ext.vt.edu or email Evan at eco239@vt.edu

Where to buy the containers: check your local retailer or get them online at Amazon Smile

Mushroom Barley Soup

Jonette Mungo gives us an easy recipe for Mushroom Barley Soup, using Virginia Grown Mushrooms. 

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How to Grow Plants from Seeds

Cooperative Extension Agent, Evan O’Neill gives us a few tips for starting plants from seeds. 

Soil Testing

Evan O’Neill with the Virginia Cooperative Extension teaches us how to test our soil in order to have a successful yard and garden. 

Lavender Tea

Jonette Mungo with the Virginia Cooperative Extension is back, and this time, we’re talking Virginia lavender, and making lavender hot tea for relaxation.

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Peanut Butter Snack Dips

Jonette Mungo, 4-H Youth Development Associate, prepares a tasty recipe using peanut butter.

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Baked Honey Granola

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a versatile recipe for Baked Honey Granola

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SESAME, TOMATO & CUCUMBER SALAD

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a recipe for Sesame, Tomato & Cucumber Salad.

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UPCYCLE CONTAINER GARDENING

4-H Youth Development Associate, Jonette Mungo, shows us how easy it is to grow our own microgreens, at home, using containers we already have available.

CARAMEL APPLE COFFEE JAM

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a tasty Fall treat using Virginia apples!

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BLACK WALNUT CAKE

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a yummy recipe for Black Walnut Cake.

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SWEET POTATO SOUP

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a recipe for Sweet Potato Soup.

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APPLE STUFFED ACORN SQUASH

Kim Butterfield of the Virginia Cooperative Extension shares a recipe for Apple Stuffed Acorn Squash.

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LYNCHBURG GROWS

Lynchburg Grows is an urban farm dedicated to providing fresh and local produce for Lynchburg residents, restaurants, and organizations, while also providing onsite vocational training for disabled and low-income individuals. Get more information at LynchburgGrows.org or 434.846.5665.

WILDWOOD FARMS DAYLILIES

If you love daylilies, you’re going to love Wildwood Farms Daylilies in Floyd. In this segment of “Growing it in Virginia” we chat with Judy Bowman, owner of Wildwood Farms, about the lifespan and care of daylilies. Get more information at WildwoodFarmsDaylilies.com

OLD HOLLOW FARM

If you’ve ever been curious about hydroponic farming, our first episode of “Growing it in Virginia” features Old Hollow Farm in Buchanan. Owner and grower, Andy Bell, talks about his farm and gives us tips on how to start a hydroponic garden at home. Get more information at https://www.facebook.com/everfresh.botetourt/ or andybell.everfresh@gmail.com