LOCAL ROOTS GARDEN – HAMPTON ROADS MOVING AND STORAGE – SUFFOLK, VA
After purchasing the building a few years ago, we began wondering how we could make use of the extra land that we acquired. Currently it is sort of land locked without a planned road coming into fruition to access it.
Another mover, a friendly competitor, does this sort of thing. Using available land to grow vegetables to give away as needed. And we decided to copy that idea.
We have almost 8 acres available but are starting out with about 1 1/2 for now. We have installed drip irrigation on half of this and are as of now about half planted with various vegetables.
My hopes are to make this sustainable, so it can operate for not only food but for education as well. We hope that all manner of educators might like to bring students out, or clubs or what have you and participate in the chores, etc.
We have been very blessed in business by so many people helping us along the way. So, turning some of this land into a productive vegetable garden seemed like a great way to give back to our community and help with the nutrition needs of those less fortunate.
Please look at our ** LOCAL ROOTS GARDEN FACEBOOK PAGE **
Check out the progress we have made – we have been documenting - providing pictures and videos as the spring days allow. We are always looking for sponsorship and volunteers for those who like playing in the dirt – come one come all.
We have set up a GOFUNDME page also. There are a few capital investments that are required. A small tractor, tiller, irrigation materials, and a water well to be specific. So, I am asking for those likeminded people, that can see the need for this as clearly as we do to help us out if you can.
**Currently we are looking for a manager for the garden to help us fulfill outer goals. **