Work Underway on VSDB Farm


STAUNTON, Va. (WHSV) -- A new educational farm in Staunton hopes to plant a seed in the minds of kids across the Valley.

While it may not look like much yet, a partnership between the Allegheny Mountain School is going to transform a field into a farm that the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind can use to help teach its students more about farming and gardening.

The farm is now under construction as AMS Fellows get their hands dirty by designing and building a farm. It will be used as an outdoor classroom, growing fresh veggies and teaching students and folks from the community more about where our food comes from.

"Another one of our big goals is to provide fresh produce to the VSDB cafeteria and show how you can do that on a local scale, providing local food to school cafeterias," said Trevor Piersol, the project manager.

And they can use your help in getting this farm growing. They're starting a series of volunteer work days on Wednesdays, starting Wednesday at 4 p.m. and running until 7 p.m.


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