Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Minor, Virginia Tech
The Civic Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) Minor at Virginia Tech is an interdisciplinary, experiential-based curriculum that partners with the Hale Community Garden providing hands-on experience for students enrolled in the CAFS minor. Numerous CAFS capstone projects are showcased at the Garden.
Thrive – Food Access Network
Thrive – Food Access Networkis an initiative of the Fund for the NRV that will allow the Community Foundation of the New River Valley to:
Develop a comprehensive understanding of hunger and nutrition related organizations, programs and services in our region.
Reduce the number of organizations working in isolation and establish a food poverty and health network building on good practice.
Build long-term community capacity to address hunger and poverty, and to strengthen the local food system.
Expand funding for projects that will increase food access, improve food distribution, ensure the stability of the food supply, and teach healthy eating habits.
Gather data and evidence to measure progress and to attract further investment.