Navigating COVID-19

#STAYHOME and Grow Gardens!

Please check back here for updates on meetings, trainings and events. Because things are changing so quickly, we will post changes as they come up.

The health and safety of our ASD staff, partners and those we serve, are very important to us. In response to the current situation with COVID-19,we are currently operating half staffed and a staggered schedule on Mondays and Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays. The office will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized on Tuesday and Friday evenings before closing. AH will be operating with reduced staff and have taken steps to protect our employees. To ensure that those with whom we come in contact are also protected, we are providing disposable masks and hand sanitizer at the front entrance. Staff will wear protective masks when out in the field.

Program Updates and Changes

FARMER AND RANCHER MENTORING

Intern recruitment for 2020 season continues. This is a PAID internship where those participating receive a $500 participation stipend broken into 3 payments.

GARDEN BOX PROJECT

Garden box supply distribution is currently on pause as much of the target demographic are elderly or have pre-existing conditions.

GROW YOUR OWN

The GYO seed sort scheduled for 3/20 has been postponed due to gathering restrictions. A waterproof soil sample drop box  has been placed outside of the ASD office building.

LEARNING LANDSCAPES

Learning Landscapes site visits and sessions are shut down until 3/27/2020. Updates to the schedule will be announced at that time.

#Stayhome Stories

Here we will share stories from ASD staff, partners, and our community. Check back for exciting new stories!

Monitoring the Situation

We will continue to monitor updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Virginia and Tennessee Departments of Health, and the World Health Organization, and will act accordingly. Please check back here for updates on meetings, trainings and events. Because things are changing so quickly, we will post changes as they come up. Our thoughts are with all of you. Please do not hesitate to email us at: asd@asdevelop.org if you have any questions or needs.

CDC Coronavirus Updates
VA Coronavirus Updates

VAFMA Response to COVID-19

VAFMA COVID-19

The Virginia Farmer’s Market Association (VAFMA) has created a web page dedicated to VA market specific updates and resources. Visit the page to see a list of open and closed markets, information on Executive Order 53 and multiple shared resources.

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