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.
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. Click here for rental information.
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 even if they don't have space for a large garden. Come to the gardening class that Tommye offers every Saturday morning during the April - October growing season. The Demonstration Garden page provides additional information.
Over 50 species of native plants have been used in landscaping around the parking areas, buildings, and the Meadow area. Many of the plants are marked with small signs which identify the species.
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 .