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Community Garden Tour at Abbott Farm

Join the VSU Small Farm Outreach Program for an on-site event that includes demonstrations and displays related to the community garden. 

July 23, 2016

10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Abbott Farm • 1064 Patti Road • Rocky Mount, VA 24151



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Displays and demonstrations include:

• Drip irrigation

• Agriculture agents on site to answer questions on methods and application for laying plastic 

• Vegetable preparation and cooking demonstrations in Virginia Tech’s mobile kitchen

• Vegetable growing methods and varieties

All produce harvested from the Franklin County Community Garden at Abbott Farm will be donated to the area community for those in need.

This workshop is free and open to the public.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Mark Kingman at at (804) 524-5626/TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five (5) 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.