Liberty University begins growing food for students, community

Food that's raised will be used in a variety of places at LU, including dining halls and missions programs

POSTED: 05:10 PM EDT Oct 25, 2013 
LU Garden 10-25-13
RUSTBURG, Va. -

Liberty University is starting to grow its own food to feed students and the community.

LU is celebrating the opening of its "Campus Garden."  It's a place for students to learn how to grow fruits and vegitables.

The food that's raised will be used in a variety of places at LU, like the biology and missions departments.

It'll also be served in the campus dining halls.

"I think it gives the university a new, unique way to worship God," said Alicia Cripe, manager of the campus garden.  "It's different having your hands in the dirt and doing that sort of work."

Part of what's raised in the garden will also be donated to area food banks and soup kitchens, along with families in the area who can't afford their own groceries.