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Gardening is for everyone

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

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.


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.

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

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.

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