Positive outcomes from the Surry County’s community garden
From Stanley Jones III, Director, Surry County Parks and Recreation
Virginia Cooperative Extension partnered with Surry County Parks and Recreation Center to start a community garden. Surry County is considered a food desert due to the county not having access to fresh foods nor a grocery store. Gardening is a necessity for the residents.
Although this is a trial project, the impacts and positive outcomes have proven that this is a worthwhile effort for the Surry Community. It has allowed the residents to participate in workshops on building raised beds, soil health, planting fall crops, and composting. This has given the residents of Surry County the opportunity to learn skills needed for home gardening and assisting in beautifying our County Park. Read more.