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Growing Community Garden

Fruits and vegetables are building blocks for a lifetime of wellness and yet many people in our community do not have regular access to them. The Growing Community garden allows individuals from all parts of our community to work side-by-side, providing a local source of healthy food for families and individuals who may not have space for a garden of their own.

Volunteers are needed to tend and weed the garden, and come harvest time, volunteers will be able to enjoy the vegetables and other crops grown in the garden. Any remaining produce will be shared with a local food pantry.

What is being grown in the garden?

The garden is planned and planted by students from the James Wood High School Agriculture program and includes vegetables like tomatoes, peppers and squash.

How much time is required?

Volunteers are encouraged to commit to spending an hour a week throughout the growing season to tend the garden. Volunteers are welcome Tuesday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m (Wednesdays until 8:00 p.m. between Memorial Day and Labor Day).

Who can volunteer?

Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Minors age 14 and under must be supervised by an adult while in the garden.

Do volunteers need gardening tools?

No need to bring your own gardening tools. Rakes, trowels and other tools will be available at the garden.

Growing Community is an initiative of James Wood High School Agriculture, the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Valley Health. Please call 540-536-1882 with any questions.


For more information and to register as a volunteer, visit

Garden Location

Garden Location:
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA