Our summer program brings youth from the Boys & Girls Club of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, and Valley Community Services Board's Camp Excel, to the farm to learn growing and team-building skills and come away with a wider understanding of their food, nutrition, and health. The community farm also serves as host to public and private school groups who come to visit and work at the community farm. In 2013, Project GROWS developed a gardening curriculum that aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs). Educators are welcome to browse our summer curriculum and bring out your class for a hands-on garden lesson to illustrate what students have learned.
2016 marks Project GROWS' fourth year offering weekly shares of our vegetables to individuals and families in the community. Contact our Farm Manager at email@example.com for more information. Thank you for supporting Project GROWS and improving the lives of local youth!
Project GROWS manages the Wednesday afternoon North Augusta Farmers Market and the Saturday Waynesboro Farmer's Market. The NAFM market is located in Verona, Virginia at the Government Center Market Dock. It is held every Wednesday from 12pm - 5pm. The Waynesboro Market is held every Saturday from 9am - 1pm from May to October 1.
Project GROWS teams with children and youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Waynesboro, Staunton and Augusta County to grow soil. Our worm composting program at the Boys and Girls Club turns vegetable scraps into rich soil with a little help from some red wiggler worms. The offspring of these worms help us make compost at the community farm.
We love our volunteers! During the growing season from April till October, Project GROWS staff and volunteers boogie down in the dirt during our weekly open volunteer day every Thursday from 2pm - 6pm. Starting in June we will also have a community potluck dinner at 6pm and work until sundown! We hope to show the full range of what you can grow in the Shenandoah Valley and how you can grow it.