By Jean A. Flanagan
An historic farm in Wardensville is being revitalized to give local students an opportunity that just might keep them in Hardy County.
Known as the Frye Farm, located at the intersection of State Routes 259 and 55, the nearly 100-acre tract was recently purchased by a private limited liability corporation, Trout Run WV, LLC.
At the same time, Paul Yandura and his partner, Donald Hitchcock, formed a nonprofit organization called Farms Work Wonders. “We want to make organic agriculture a viable career path for young people here in Hardy County,” Yandura said.
Kids working on a farm is as old as farming itself. Teaching kids to market and sell the produce grown on the farm is a new direction.