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Reflections from Rosey, Youth Leader in Agriculture

Reflections from Rosey, Youth Leader in Agriculture

By Rosey F., Youth Leader in Agriculture Staunton High School, Class of 2022 Going back out into the world after the COVID-19 lockdowns was scary. Being pulled into a “new normal” was very hard for me, and I felt as if my life was turned upside down. The isolation...

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Reflections from Abria: How I’ve GROWn

Reflections from Abria: How I’ve GROWn

By Abria Brown, Social Work InternMary Baldwin University, Class of 2022 As my time as the social work intern at Project GROWS comes to an end, I have started to reflect on my time here and what it has meant to me. From harvesting popcorn with the students of...

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Introducing Project MOBILE!

Introducing Project MOBILE!

In order to focus on our food access goals this year at Project GROWS, we have decided to pause our CSA program as we expand our mobile market program, bringing fresh local food directly into communities facing barriers to access. (Interested in other CSAs in the...

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GROWing as a Social Worker

GROWing as a Social Worker

By Abria Brown, Social Work InternMary Baldwin University, Class of 2022 Since 2018, I have been working to graduate with my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and because of that, I am no stranger to internships. I completed three similar social work related...

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Dixon Garden and Outdoor Classroom Updates

Dixon Garden and Outdoor Classroom Updates

By Lindy Magness (Environmental Education Assistant '21) and Nichole Barrows (Director of Education) Exciting things are growing at Dixon Education Center! As part of Project GROWS' continued partnership with Dixon this calendar year, we have focused on the goal of...

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Transitions and Transformational Gifts

Transitions and Transformational Gifts

by Ann Snyder Co-chair, Project GROWS Board of Trustees September 1, 2021 Dear Friends and Partners, We write to you today with news of significant change at GROWS. Executive Director, Tom Brenneman, has decided to step away from his role as of September 30, 2021. We...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Garrett

Youth Leader Spotlight: Garrett

By Garrett P., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School ’23 Project GROWS is a really nice experience. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to be outside in nature—you can learn about all the different plants and when to harvest and plant...

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