Fairfield Students Do Something Good—and Green


Laura Kebede, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Many green thumbs make light work—and pounds of food to share with those in need—at the Fairfield Middle School East End Community Garden. Backyard Farmer was proud to be featured in the Richmond Times-Dispatch article about the innovative service learning effort: Fairfield Middle School opens community garden. The 50-member Do Something Club at the school plans to maintain the garden throughout the Spring and distribute food this summer to VCU Campus Kitchen, St. Paul’s Baptist Church, and other organizations.

Backyard Farmer helped plant the garden, guiding volunteers, parents, teachers and staff. Partners included Home Depot on West Broad Street, Lowe’s, Henrico County public schools science department, CitiWood, and Henrico PAL.

Backyard Farmer collaborates with nonprofits, schools, and corporations throughout the region to bring the classroom into the garden. Dirty hands make happy hearts—and better students. Learn more about Backyard Farmer’s school programming.


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