Blue Ridge Community College received a Greenforce Initiative innovation grant award to expand the sustainable garden program, a project that has been ongoing since January 2010. The yield from these gardens has been provided to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to provide high-quality, organic produce to persons in need. The expansion will include a wider variety of produce, will enable the placement of "mini-gardens" around the campus that will allow members of the campus community to learn about and practice high-yield low-impact gardening, and will be used to educate students on sustainable agriculture topics and become a living laboratory. Stay tuned for updates on this project, and see below for more current initiatives.
Patty Lotts, Coordinator of Professional Development and Small Business Outreach, email@example.com
David Wiggins, Workforce Services Program Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org