Indigo Garden School is a community focused food education program. The initial launch curriculum is designed for pre-K and elementary students. Students learn about growing and preparing food from start to finish. Lessons include how to take common homemade items and use them for gardening, arts & crafts, and food related science projects.
This service is differentiated from its competitors because it will include food education for all. Business goals include, but are not limited to:
1.) Employing unhoused community members at multiple community gardens in the region.
2.) Free food preparation and gardening classes offered to low-income families.
3.) Pre-K and Elementary mobile classroom capable of traveling to all schools and home-school meet ups in Berkeley County.
4.) Connecting local gardeners and Chefs with the community through hosted workshops and events.
5.) Fundraising for food deserts, community gardens and elementary school summer food programs.
Prize money will be used to pay for parts and updates necessary to mobile classroom. Purchase of seeds, starter plants, soil, hydroponic equipment, and tools and supplies necessary for the mycology lab.
300 Foxcroft Avenue, Suite 201
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Combined with her strong work ethic of integrity and excellence, she is committed to the success of individuals and businesses.
Carol holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor’s in Business Education. She served as the Executive Director of the Region 9 Planning and Development Counsel from 2006-2013. She is currently employed as a full-time professor in the College of Business at Shepherd University and a part-time business coach for the WV Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Eastern Panhandle.