In June 2016, the flood of the century ravaged portions of southern W.Va., leaving in its wake destroyed homes, businesses and lives. While the floor waters have long since receded, the communities are still working to rebuild.
Rainelle Agricultural Learning Center (ALC), a high tunnel located on the elementary school grounds, provides a place where hope grows. The Center shows the children that good can come from the rain, the immense gains that come from agricultural knowledge and the importance of healthy living. Through these efforts the center hopes to enhance healing, encourage a lifelong love of gardening and build healthy eating habits.