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    BOARD &


    Project GROWS was created out of the collaborative work of nine community agencies who currently sit on the Board of Directors; they are: Augusta Health's Working on Wellness Program, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, Mary Baldwin College, Head Start, Office on Youth, Shenandoah Valley Social Services, Valley Community Services Board and Virginia Cooperative Extension. Project GROWS was launched with funding from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth and Augusta Health, and is now supported by a variety of private foundations and individuals. Project GROWS was a host organization of the Allegheny Mountain Institute Phase II fellowship in 2013 and 2014.

    Our Staff

    Sam Berenstain

    Farm Manager


    Jenna Clarke

    Executive Director


    Lindsey Lennon

    Education Coordinator


    Our Board

    Erin Botkin

    Valley Community Services Board

    Laura Bon Cash

    Augusta Health

    James Goalder

    Bloomerang Nonprofit Technology

    Steve Grande

    James Madison University

    Courtney Cranor

    Waynesboro Economic Development and Tourism

    Nell Desmond

    Mary Baldwin University

    Tony Davenport

    VA Dept. of Corrections

    Damon Strickland

    Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

    Wendy Gray

    Polyface Farms

    Ryan Blosser

    Dancing Star Farm

    Tai Payne

    Youth Community Member

    Melissa Orndorff Stephens

    Department of Environmental Quality