This summer, some of Virginia’s brightest high school youth in the Governor’s School for Agriculture at Virginia Tech tried their hands at gardening. These students not only learned hands-on where food comes from, but they helped to provide some of the food that you will consume if you find yourself eating at The Farms & Fields Project and other dining centers this year. The students provided valuable service at The Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm as well as the Hale-YMCA Community Gardens. Students then toured D2 Dining Center to get a firsthand look at Dining’s sustainability initiatives such as composting and local foods. The three day elective provided a taste of what Virginia Tech students can expect to learn in the new Civic Agriculture & Food Systems minor, beginning this semester.
The Dining Services Garden at Kentland Farm is always happy to have volunteers, especially groups and organizations. See the link on the menu above to learn how you can volunteer at the Garden.
Photo courtesy Susan Clark.