Lynchburg Grows

Virginia Cooperative Extension, Take 2

On Thursday, July 17th I traveled to Lynchburg Grows with Scott Baker (our ANR agent) where we met up with Kevin Camm (Lynchburg’s ANR & 4H agent).  He was giving a tour of Lynchburg Grows to a group of agriculture high school and middle school teachers from all over the state of Virginia attending a week long program for the Virginia Association of Agriculture Educators.  I had never been to Lynchburg Grows before, but it had such a neat history about how it got started as well as what they’re currently accomplishing and hoping to accomplish in the future.  The basic idea was that the new owners wanted to supply food to those in urban areas that do not have resources to local, fresh food.  Many of the volunteer and staff members there also have some sort of physical or mental disability.  It is truly amazing to see how they…

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