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Gardening is for everyone

Explore gardening education for the next generation. Visit a college program pioneering indoor growing techniques and get tips from an educational farm on how to engage young gardeners. Randy Battle and Allison Hurst share gardening tips you can use.

A hydroponic growing chamber at the Harding Street Agricultural Center
A hydroponic growing chamber at the Harding Street Agricultural Center (Image: VPM)

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

Nichole Barrows and Peggy Singlemann discuss way to engage children in the garden
Nichole Barrows and Peggy Singlemann discuss way to engage children in the garden (Image: VPM)

In-studio Nichole Barrows, Director of Education at Project Grows, talks with Peggy Singlemann about plants and activities to engage kids in the garden.

Children make seed balls at the Project Grows Farm in Verona, VA
Children make seed balls at the Project Grows Farm in Verona, VA (Image: VPM)

Virginia Home Grown Clippings airs at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings on VPM. Episodes can also be seen at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings on VPM Plus.

Virginia Home Grown is hosted by Peggy Singlemann, Director of Park Operations and Horticulture at Maymont in Richmond, and co-hosted by Keith Nevison, Farm and Natural Resource Manager at Bundoran Farm. Featured contributors also include Randy Battle, Allison Hurst, Jen Naylor and Dr. Robyn Puffenbarger.