In early 2017, we called a meeting of the minds, reaching out to the entities we felt would show an interest in our project as well. Representatives of the Berryville School system, 4H, Carroll County Extension Office, Carroll County Master Gardeners, Carroll County Senior Center, Girls Scout Troop #5381, and local food bank Loaves and Fishes were present to listen to our dreams. We presented our plan and also had David Ray on hand to help answer any technical questions they might have.
Berryville Schools showed immediate interest and volunteered their Agricultural Department in whatever capacity needed. Utilizing their greenhouse made all the difference needed to have established plants available to put into the ground as soon as the temperatures allowed.
Mr. Ray's resources provided quality seeds and in March the BHS Ag Dept potted and provided care for them until time to transfer to the ground.