LEARN & GROW
The Clingman Center
The Clingman Center is home to the Greenbrier County Health Alliance. Its mission is to empower local communities utilizing a systems- and evidence-based approach to improve overall health and wellness for all Greenbrier County residents.
Because they are committed to increasing access to healthy local foods, the Clingman Center is often the site of classes on growing, preparing, or storing food. More >
When not in use by the Health Alliance, the Clingman Center is available for short-term rental. Its open-concept space and commercial kitchen make it ideal for community events, workshops. and outreach. Rental details >
The Greenbrier Health Alliance has created a raised bed demonstration garden (by the Clingman Center) to help people learn about planting, nurturing, harvesting, gleaning, preserving, composting, and much more; it supports the Alliance's commitment to Waste Not, Want Not.
This special garden – planted and tended by Tommye Rafes, owner and operator of T.L. Fruits & Vegetables, LLC – is the perfect in-town environment to teach people how to grow their own food. Explore and consider the free gardening classes that Tommye facilitates. From each class, participants go home with seeds, small harvests, and a single page of written instructions and tips from the workshop.
Native Plant Tour
The park area at Montwell Commons is a welcoming environment for plants native to West Virginia. We're currently working on signage and maps so you can easily identify where specific plants are located.
Host Your Own Workshop
Many organizers for groups like the Winter Music Festival, the West Virginia Wood Turners, and the USDA have selected this venue for their events. To coordinate your own event at the Clingman Center or festive gathering, check out this Rental Information > and explore using the community calendar to help advertise your event.