2006 Recipient: Kevin Welch – Growing Spaces

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Crop Diversification:
Container Garden

Kevin Welch of the Cherokee Indian Reservation has used the WNC Ag Options Grant to help establish a container gardening business.

Kevin currently works with the Cherokee Preservation Foundation to revive traditional Cherokee garden crops and make Cherokee heritage seed varieties available – such as Cherokee October beans, candy roaster, flour corn and Cherokee butter beans.

Kevin Welch – Growing Spaces

Building container gardens for folks who no longer have access or space of their own. Kevin will build each container to fit the special needs of the customer – particularly the elderly or those with disabilities.

Cherokee Reservation

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