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LEAP is a nonprofit centered in Roanoke, VA, that supports healthy local food for all. LEAP nurtures our food community.

LEAP Nurtures Our Food Community

Learn about the good work LEAP does, supporting Virginia farmers and making healthy food accessible for all.

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Your support grows healthy communities

Donating your time and funds helps LEAP provide nutritious food for all, support healthy communities, and create resilient economies.


LEAP is hiring a Community Garden Manager. The Community Garden Manager leads LEAP’s community garden program, which includes four gardens in Roanoke City. The community gardens are a tool and resource to facilitate conversations about food, provide hands-on gardening education, and create space for community, art, and health. The manager works closely with the LEAP team, community garden participants, community partners, and community members in the neighborhoods that the gardens serve. This position leads garden volunteers and interns and reports to the Director of Regional Partnerships.

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local food 101

Sometimes eating seasonally means trying a food you've never seen before -- or cooking a food you haven't loved in a new way. We've put together a "Produce Glossary" to help identify -- and eat -- those unfamiliar fruits and veggies.

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