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Garden Education for the Next Generation

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Explore gardening education for the next generation. Learn about a college program pioneering indoor growing techniques. Then visit an educational farm with the mission of improving the health of children through hands-on activities.

Host Peggy Singlemann talks to Dr. Marcus Comer at the Harding Street Urban Agriculture Center about how Virginia State University and the USDA came together to create a unique indoor growing space that has become an important part of the community by providing fresh produce.

Co-Host Keith Nevison visits Project Grows, an educational farm in Verona with a mission of improving the health of children through hands-on activities.

Dr. Marcus Comer, Food Systems Specialist at Virginia State University visits the Virginia Home Grown set to demonstrate how to build a home hydroponic system. Then Nichole Barrows, Director of Education at Project Grows, stops by to talk about plants and activities to engage kids in the garden.

Randy Battle shares some tips on how to make gardening more fun and enjoyable for growers of all ages.

Allison Hurst and her daughter, Zoe, explain the benefits of vermicomposting and how to get started.

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