Strasburg Community Garden
The Strasburg Community Garden began as an idea within the Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District. The district reached out to public and private partners when a grant opportunity was announced in the summer of 2017. The district applied for the grant, with support from community partners, and was awarded the grant in August 2017. The Town of Strasburg, one of the original partners, supported the placement of the community garden at the town park. Strasburg is a food desert, designated by the USDA, meaning there are low-income populations without access to local, healthy food within a mile or more. This community garden will be a catalyst for promoting urban agriculture and healthy, local foods.
An urban agriculture working group consisting of: the Town of Strasburg, Lord Fairfax Soil & Water Conservation District, Signal Knob Middle School, Strasburg High School, Strasburg United Methodist Church, Strasburg Pastors and Ministers, Pot Town Organics, Gabalot Gardens, Strasburg Farmers Market, Boy Scouts of America, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association, Restore Hope House, Natural Art Garden Center, Compassion Cupboard and Massanutten Governors School are working to get all the infrastructure in place to beginning the first growing season of the garden in 2018.