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COPPER HILL — Javontae Patrick recalled feeling a mix of trepidation and wonder as a 5-year-old boy, the first time he rode a school bus from Roanoke across Bent Mountain to Apple Ridge Farm. “The route was so long. I didn’t know where we were going. You never would have thought all this was up […]
The concept for E-Base-USA (Educational Base) developed as a collaboration between James Bray of AkzoNobel and Apple Ridge Farm. After visiting the first E-Base and Antarctica in 2008, James saw the potential to reach thousands of children from all areas of the Roanoke Valley and beyond, by establishing a local E-Base station at Apple Ridge. […]
Two rusty old railroad cabooses were turned loose on the streets of Roanoke on Monday afternoon, riding atop tractor-trailers and holding up traffic on their way to a new home in Floyd County. The long-dormant cabooses — one a classic red, the other blue — were headed for Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County, where […]
This summer, Apple Ridge Farm celebrates 25 years of providing services to over 70,000 children at Academic Summer Camp. In honor of our Silver Anniversary, we are establishing a 2013 Silver Scholarship Program to help pay for children to attend a two week camp session. The cost for each child is $550, and all children […]
Apple Ridge Farm transforms the lives of the community’s underserved children and families through engagement in educational, cultural and outdoor experiences. See more Gems of the Roanoke Valley at blueridgepbs.org