Our partnership with the Community Garden provides opportunities to engage
youth and the community in growing fresh produce, creating awareness for
a healthy active lifestyle, nutrition education, and learning how to protect
and preserve our environment and natural resources.
Learn more at the Sustainable Hunger Initiative website.
We distribute the garden harvests to local community centers and soup kitchens. To date, over 5,000 pounds of donated fresh produce has helped feed our community.
Service opportunities and sharing
our FAN (Fitness and Nutrition) Club program
Volunteers helped spread dirt as we increased the original garden space.
We love our volunteers - children, students, parents, community members.
Our Community Gardens and Orchard have provided thousands of pounds of fresh produce to families living in food desert areas.
Here we grow again!
We increased the garden size with raised garden beds across the street from the original garden with support from the BB&T Lighthouse Foundation.
Students volunteer year-round to maintain the garden spaces.
Abby leads and directs the programs and student recruitment for the Community Gardens. She also spearheads the Sustainable Hunger Initiative which oversees all of our food-based programs and educational components.
The Sustainable Hunger Initiative provides opportunities for the community to tour the gardens and orchard, participate in volunteer service, and learn about the health benefits and disease prevention possibilities of fresh produce through tastings, demonstrations and nutrition education.