Afton Geodome offers educational opportunities, support for local food pantry

“Never, ever” rarely becomes yes, but it did in Lincoln County for the Afton Food Pantry. A partnership with the Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) made it possible for the pantry to offer fresh produce and the newly constructed geodome at the Afton Extension Office and Community Center will help them continue with this effort.

Geodomes extend the growing season, but they can offer so much more. In Afton, the geodome will be the centerpiece of a partnership between the CNP, the Afton Food Pantry, Afton 4-H and Lincoln County agriculture and horticulture, among other community partners. It will be a place for community horticulture programming and hands-on learning for students, as well as a way to give back to the community.

“We’re excited to use the geodome as an educational facility but also as a place to grow fresh produce for the Afton Food Pantry,” said Shelley Balls, the Lincoln County CNP educator.

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