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Richmond Students Learn About Lynchburg Garden


Reporter: Danner Evans | Videographer: Ira Quillen

Lynchburg, VA – Certainly a lot of people in the Lynchburg area know about the community garden Lynchburg Grows.  But some kids from Richmond got to learn all about it.

Kevin Camm with the extension office provided the hands on tour.

"It's like the best kept secret that Lynchburg has.  It's Lynchburg Grows,"  Camm said.

The middle school student took the bus in to see how to make an urban garden grow. They are all part of a summer writing institute through the Richmond Public Schools and Delegate Delores L. McQuinn.

"We just wanted them to see that not everything is about McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy's and there are things they can do themselves to focus on their health," said McQuinn.

Kids like Tonisha Jones couldn't believe all of those vegetables were actually grown in the greenhouses.

"I couldn't believe it cause it looked like something out of store like at Walmart every day and see,"  Jones said.

The group got to taste home grown veggies and find out how to plant a garden in their own community.

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