Businesses rally to support LoSU! - LOCAL STEW U - RVA
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Businesses rally to support LoSU!

Goochland, VA

An alternative, farm-based high school opening in the Richmond area is the grateful recipient of commercial kitchen appliances, donated by Chris McPherson of Piedmont Smokehouse. These appliances are critical to bring farm-to-table culinary training to local students.

Existing kitchen in proposed farm school property

Existing kitchen in proposed farm school property

The School, LOCAL STEW U, offers area students an opportunity to learn through doing. LoSU’s active, hands-on approach to education is more holistic, in that it teaches, explores, and ties concepts directly to projects, giving 8th-12th graders a more memorable and meaningful learning experience. The curriculum, which appeals to active learners who may be struggling in the traditional school environment, also includes culinary, mechanics, welding and carpentry skills development in addition to farming projects and incorporated academic subjects.

Students will operate a farm store and offer farm-to-table entrees for visitors and events. The donation by Piedmont Smokehouse is a major step for meeting the needs of the culinary aspects of the program. The school continues to seek private financing to acquire the property. They plan on opening in the Fall for the 2017/18 school year. More information can be found on this website.

Goochland based Piedmont Smokehouse offers catering for all types of events and is donating commercial kitchen equipment to the school.

Goochland based Piedmont Smokehouse offers catering for all types of events and is donating commercial kitchen equipment to the school.

Piedmont Smokehouse provides full service on-site BBQ catering for any function, big or small. Their pit masters don’t just cook the area’s best BBQ, they create a BBQ experience for you and your guests! For any occasion, from weddings, reunions, graduations or a simple good old fashioned party. For more information, visit http://piedmontsmokehouse.com/

To learn more about the school, contact:

Resi Connell
Head of School
540-212-9445
Resi@LocalStewU.org

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