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Tips for Square-foot and Community Gardens

The VSU Small Farm Outreach Program invites you to join us for these demonstration workshops to help you get started on your small garden. Whether you are practicing square-foot gardening in your own backyard or growing vegetables in a community garden setting, you will be sure to gain new ideas and valuable information.

Dates, garden types and locations for workshops in July are below.


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You may register for as many of the workshops as you want to attend.


2:00 PM

Creating a Community Garden

Palmer Springs Community Center,  850 Mineral Springs Rd., Boydton, VA

6:00 PM

Creating a Square-foot Garden

R S Wimbush Garden, 113 Greenfield Rd, South Boston, VA


1:00 PM

Creating a Square-foot Garden

R S Wimbush Garden,  113 Greenfield Rd, South Boston, VA continuing on to 

LE Coleman Memorial, 1018 Wild Turkey Run Road, Halifax, VA

6:00 PM

Creating a Community Garden

First Buffalo Baptist Church, 3215 Buffalo Road, Long Island, VA


If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Small Farm Outreach Program office at (804) 524-5626 / (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event. 

Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. Virginia Cooperative Extension programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Interim Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.

Founded in 1882, Virginia State University is one of Virginia’s two land-grant institutions and is located 20 minutes south of Richmond in the village of Ettrick. VSU’s College of Agriculture consists of three academic departments: Agriculture, Hospitality Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences. Integrated within the College are an Agricultural Research Station; Randolph Farm, a 417-acre research and educational facility; and Virginia Cooperative Extension.