Project GROWS is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational farm with a mission to improve the overall health of children and youth in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County, Virginia. We connect children to nutritious food through 1) hands-on, garden based education and 2) access to healthy local food.
Project GROWS cultivates 4 acres of mixed vegetables and perennial fruit on our 10-acre farm in the rolling hills of Augusta County, Virginia. Project GROWS manages a 25-member Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program and two local farmers markets (North Augusta and Waynesboro). We also grow 50,000 pounds of food each year. Half of our produce is donated or used in educational programs and the remaining half is sold to CSA members, at farmer's markets, and wholesale to restaurants. In addition, PG partners with the Boys and Girls Club and Staunton Health Department to provide a "mobile" farmers market serving low-income families. We also partner with 22 local organizations annually to serve 4,200+ youth through gardening, nutrition, and cooking education.