INNOVATION IN EXTENSION: Virginia State University

The following describes an innovation.
Region: 1890

Main contact information for this innovation: Marcus Comer

Main contact job title / position: Extension Specialist

Main contact number: 804-524-2467

Main contact email address:

Innovation name: Harding Street Project

Brief description of innovation as provided in online survey: It will be imperative to begin to determine alternate ways to produce food in urban communities.  Growing food on top of and inside of buildings may be a way to produce food in a new and sustainable way.  VSU will grow food inside of what was once an old community center via vertical farming techniques. We believe it can be a successful and sustainable method to address food insecurity in one of the most challenged food deserts in Virginia