In 2019, AMI embarked on a multi-year farm to school initiative with Waynesboro Public Schools in Waynesboro, VA. Beginning at Kate Collins Middle School, AMI Staff and Fellows are leading the development of a community-facing vegetable farm and interdisciplinary garden-based curriculum. The farm and on-campus raised bed garden will serve as platforms for improving student achievement, leadership skills, physical health, and social-emotional learning, as well as addressing issues of food scarcity and community wellness in greater Waynesboro. 

In early 2021, we will break ground on a one-acre production and education farm, allowing students, teachers, and families to join in growing vegetables for school and community use. Farm and garden-based programming will provide a real-life platform for students to apply the Virginia Department of Education's 5 C’s - critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, and citizenship skills - while bolstering the social, economic, and individual health of the Waynesboro community. 

Allegheny Mountain Institute

PO Box 542

Staunton, VA 24402 


AMI at Augusta Health


Fishersville, VA

Allegheny Farm Campus 


Hightown, VA