Renovations Begin in Culpeper’s Carver School by Allison Brophy Champion, Culpeper Star Exponent, April 9, 2017

http://www.dailyprogress.com/starexponent/news/renovations-begin-in-culpeper-s-carver-school/article_bc85e48a-5909-59f0-a5d1-f420c766ddde.html Clear plastic wraps the hallways, offices and old classrooms on the first floor of the historic George Washington Carver High School in Culpeper County. Rehabilitation work commences to give new purpose to the nearly 70-year-old brick building that educated area African-American students during Jim Crow....

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Carver Project Update by Carl Stafford, Senior Extension Agent, Vice Chairman and Co-Founder GWCARC

  By:  Carl C. Stafford Senior Extension Agent                                                                                     8/19/16   The Carver school has been busy in August with many activities which showcase progress on the overall project.  The alumni association reunion hosted more than 500 attendees August 6th  and land behind the school was cleared by Culpeper County (thank you Joe Koontz).  Following clearing, lime was...

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Thank you Battle Park Farms of Rapidan for Breaking and Conditioning Grounds at GWCARC in Preparation for Greenhouse and Test Plot Installation!

Efforts are well under way to break ground at the George Washington Carver Agriculture Research Center (GWCARC) in preparing for the installation of greenhouses and test plots.  GWCARC thanks Battle Park Farms of Rapidan, Virginia for providing the labor and equipment to prepare this future research area at the center.   This effort commenced during the week of August 8, 2016, was made possible through the generous donation of Byrd Inskeep,...

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Hop to It: Local Agriculture Takes a Leap to Supply the Beer Industry by Allison Brophy Champion, Culpeper Star Exponent, August 6, 2016

MADISON — Innovative agriculture in support of the emerging Virginia craft beer industry is taking root in the rolling countryside of the Northern Piedmont.

A hop yard went in the ground on Mother’s Day at the historic circa 1810 Woodbourne estate just off Main Street in the town of Madison as part of an official trial being supported by the George Washington Carver Agricultural Institute in Culpeper and Virginia State University in Petersburg.

Hops are a primary ingredient in beer, along with water, malt and yeast. Woodbourne owners Dave Fulton and his wife, Julie Haines, allowed the project to grow on the grounds of their scenic property because of their commitment to agricultural-based economic development.

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