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If you are a longtime citizen, there’s always the familiar and the sentimental – the scenes of your childhood – people from your past and stories that make you proud to be part of our glorious state. For children, the program offers the chance to learn about home and place. For parents, it’s an opportunity to share your pride in the natural beauty and culture of your community.

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Virginia Farmers Share Expertise with Public at VSU Field Days

Throughout the year, Virginia Cooperative Extension invites the public to Field Days to learn from the state’s agricultural experts. At Virginia State University’s Randolph Farm in Petersburg, gardeners and small farmers alike are discovering new growing and marketing techniques. From Petersburg, Catherine Komp has more for Virginia Currents.

Summer Camps Teach Youth about Homelessness, Food Justice and Hydrology

From music and dance to sports and academics, dozens of summer camps across the state provide opportunities for enrichment. In Central Virginia, one group offers teens a chance to help improve their community. Catherine Komp has more in this edition of Virginia Currents.

Learn More: Find out about HandsOn Greater Richmond and the Teen Impact program and Youth Philanthropy Project.


Richmond Start-up Seeks Solution for Pressure Sores

Each year, millions of people develop pressure sores. The condition is painful, costly and leads to thousands of deaths. A start-up company in Richmond seeks to address this widespread problem, aiming to improve quality of life for individuals and potentially saving millions in medical costs. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.

Plight of Pollinators Leads to Rise in Backyard Beekeeping

The decline of pollinators, especially honeybees, has raised concerns across the globe. In Virginia, honey producing hives have decreased by about 64% since the 1970s, to less than 35,000, according to the Virginia Department of Agriculture. As awareness of the problem spreads, more people are taking up backyard beekeeping. Catherine Komp has more in this edition of Virginia Currents.

Volunteers Continue Work Reclaiming Abandoned African American Cemetery

In Richmond, a popular tourist destination is the large and well-landscaped Hollywood Cemetery located on the banks of the James River. But just a few miles away is another resting place that’s experienced decades of neglect. One gravestone at a time, volunteers are working to reclaim the historic African American cemetery. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.