Vance-Granville Community College’s Warren County Campus held a celebration of Earth Day on April 21.
As the highlight of the occasion, Warren Early College High School students planted a pollinator garden, along with a garden to grow strawberries, tomatoes, lettuce, carrots and various herbs, in raised beds between one of the buildings of the college campus and the Early College unit.
Gigi Lytton from the Warren County FoodCorps assisted and guided the students, who were under the supervision of teacher Donna Hahn. FoodCorps is a national organization that connects kids to healthy food in school, so they can lead healthier lives and reach their full potential. Lytton is based at the Warren County office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. She thanked Lowe’s of Henderson for donating supplies for the garden.
Dominque Simon, an area agent for Family and Consumer Sciences who specializes in food safety, health and nutrition at N.C. Cooperative Extension, was also on hand with educational materials and fresh vegetables for students to sample.
Above: VGCC/Warren Early College High School students and their principal, Tracey Neal (holding shovel), plant a garden as part of the Earth Day celebration. Looking on at left is Gigi Lytton from the Warren County FoodCorps. (VGCC photo)
Above: N.C. Cooperative Extension Agent Dominque Simon provides fresh vegetables and information on health and nutrition to VGCC/Warren Early College High School students Nubia Lockett, Kiah Durham and Raina Mills during the Earth Day celebration. (VGCC photo)
More photos: Check out our Earth Day album on Flickr (includes both Warren Campus and South Campus events)!