This year a new program, Community Supported Agriculture, was started in order to share the benefits of the gardens with others outside the village.
CSA is a nationwide movement designed to connect city folks with the food they eat and with the land and people who tend them. This past spring, 25 subscribers were given the opportunity to participate in the program.
â€œWe want people to know about Innisfree and realize the incredible wealth of our gardens,â€ Ohle said. â€œIt also provides more therapeutic work opportunities for our co-workers, which is our term for the people with developmental disabilities who live here.
â€œAs a result of the program, we now have extra work in harvesting and preparing the vegetables that are sent out to the subscribers. The number of different tasks and skill levels this provides is wonderful for our folks.
We are lucky to have organizations such as this in our area.
Update 06/06/2006: the Charlottesville Podcasting Network has an interesting profile of Innisfree Village.