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.
Check out Blue Ridge's Workforce Development Website to see what's new with their workforce development and green jobs training programs.
Virginia Community College's are going green, 12.16.11
Going Green in the Valley, 5.5.11
Patty Lotts, Coordinator of Professional Development and Small Business Outreach, firstname.lastname@example.org
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