Organization

Micah’s Garden, a community garden, founded in 2012.

Mission

Run by the Micah’s Caring Initiative program, whose goal is to “meet the basic human needs of children, families, and elders in our area.” They hold that “by feeding and clothing the most vulnerable in our community we actively show them that their community cares about them.”

Location 

2308 Merrimac Rd, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Contact Info

(540) 951-8951

jennie@micahsgarden.org


Produce

The produce varieties Micah’s Garden harvests include:

  • beans
  • beets
  • blueberries
  • cabbage
  • carrots
  • cucumbers
  • eggplant
  • kale
  • lettuce
  • onion
  • peas
  • pepper
  • potatoes
  • spinach
  • squash
  • swiss chard
  • tomatoes
  • watermelon
  • zucchini

 The amount of food the garden is able to provide varies largely based on season. They practice organic gardening methods because they want to be good stewards of our resources.

Month in 2015

Pounds of Food Harvested

May

9.83 lbs.

June

104.5 lbs.

July

761.25 lbs.

August

820.75 lbs.

September

105.75 lbs.

Work Force

Half of the garden is maintained by volunteers who grow food for two Micah’s Caring programs, including three local food pantries: Interfaith, Spiritual Roots, and The Giving Tree. Micah’s Backpack and Micah’s Soup for Seniors are two other programs sponsored by the Micah’s Caring Initiative and both partially supported by Micah’s Garden. Bagged food is ready for delivery at Micah’s Backpack.