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Dixon Garden and Outdoor Classroom Updates

Dixon Garden and Outdoor Classroom Updates

By Lindy Magness (Environmental Education Assistant '21) and Nichole Barrows (Director of Education) Exciting things are growing at Dixon Education Center! As part of Project GROWS' continued partnership with Dixon this calendar year, we have focused on the goal of...

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Transitions and Transformational Gifts

Transitions and Transformational Gifts

by Ann Snyder Co-chair, Project GROWS Board of Trustees September 1, 2021 Dear Friends and Partners, We write to you today with news of significant change at GROWS. Executive Director, Tom Brenneman, has decided to step away from his role as of September 30, 2021. We...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Garrett

Youth Leader Spotlight: Garrett

By Garrett P., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School ’23 Project GROWS is a really nice experience. I would recommend it to anyone who likes to be outside in nature—you can learn about all the different plants and when to harvest and plant...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Kyra

Youth Leader Spotlight: Kyra

By Kyra H., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School ’23 After getting major spine surgery and relearning how to walk, I wouldn’t have expected myself to start working at a farm. I love the environment here. Everyone is so respectful of...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Seth

Youth Leader Spotlight: Seth

By Seth Z., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School ’22 I began this job at the beginning of June with my fellow staff. I feel I have developed some important skills for farming and in general. Although it is a paid job, it can sometimes...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Rosie

Youth Leader Spotlight: Rosie

By Rosie C., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Fort Defiance High School ’22 Growing plants has always been an interest of mine since I started keeping a small backyard garden with my mom when I was younger. I heard about Project GROWS by attending a...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Colby

Youth Leader Spotlight: Colby

By Colby S., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School ’22 This summer, instead of staying at home to sleep, play video games, and watch TV, I decided I wanted to work with Project GROWS. I did this for the original reason of wanting to get...

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Youth Leader Spotlight: Patricia

Youth Leader Spotlight: Patricia

By Patricia W., 2021 Youth Leader in Ag (Summer Youth Staff), Staunton High School '22 I've gone to Staunton High School, and COVID-19 has made it difficult to prepare for college. That's why I was enthusiastic to apply when my guidance counselor, Mrs. Pleskonko,...

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