Live, Work, Eat, Grow’s mission is to cultivate vibrant communities in the New River Valley. 

Over the past year we have:

Served 30,000 meals to low income, at-risk and elderly individuals through our Millstone Meals program at Millstone Kitchen. These fresh meals prepared by professional caterers fill a critical gap in meal availability for many that often rely on non-perishables. 

Hosted 12 workshops and events. 

Logged 2,800 volunteer hours

Hosted summer camp for kids at the Hale Garden in collaboration with Parks and Recreation. 

Provided garden plots to over 115 families


Next year, with your support, we plan to: 

– provide meals to low income families and seniors

– offer volunteer opportunities to learn about community garden operations

– engage kids and adults in hands-on learning activities

– launch activities at the native plant propagation center with the NRV Regional Commission

– begin site planning and installation for two more gardens in unserved areas of Blacksburg 

– offer start-up support to small business food entrepreneurs 

– install a walk in cooler to increase capacity to store donated produce and fresh meals

None of our work would be possible without the generous support of our community. Your gift directly supports these programs and more.