High Point’s Heroes Center wants its urban agriculture to benefit veterans and the whole community

Posted on Dec 31 2019 - 4:17am by UOG

HIGH POINT — Paula Sieber can see long into the future and well beyond the dingy white cabins that hug the trees at the Heroes Center Veterans Support Camp.

She sees an urban farm that grows up to 100,000 pounds of fruits, vegetables, and eggs a year for veterans, community customers and people who can’t afford or can’t find the finest produce.

She sees a place where veterans can learn job skills, from solar-power installation to hydroponic agriculture.

And she sees a place where people can find some of the best-tasting food in the Triad from the first-of-its-kind farm in High Point.

The work to renovate the cabins has already started and the first crop, Lion’s Mane mushrooms, could come out of the first grow house next month.

“I’m gonna serve it at the first board meeting in January,” Sieber said.

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