New This Year!
Our Garden Labs offer an opportunity for us to strengthen families by sharing information about sustainable gardening and lifestyle practices. Our Labs are FREE of charge and are for ALL ages. With the help of local professionals, Garden Labs will be hosted at our Staunton Garden for a variety of fun, hands-on workshops! All participants can expect to take home something from the lab to apply to their home gardens/lifestyles! Check out this year's topics, then sign up!
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PAST GARDEN LABS
SOWING SEEDS: STAUNTON CITY & AUGUSTA COUNTY SCHOOLS
Educating our youth is essential to executing our mission. During our off-season, we focus on community outreach through the local school systems in the form of educational sessions that engage students and inform them of our organization's goals. See photos below from our seed-starting sessions and food demonstrations.
FORAGING: MEDICINAL AND EDIBLE WEEDS
Led by Annette Naber, Ph.D. of Emerald Mountain Sanctuary
Led by Pat Banks of Allegheny Mountain Institute
BACKYARD BEES & BLOOMS
Led by Jason and Courtney Hallacher of Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources