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Allegheny Mountain Institute

Address PO Box 542
Staunton, Virginia 24402
Phone (540) 886-0160
Website https://www.amifellows.org/
Primary Contact Rick Gatlinn
Primary Email info@amifellows.org
Executive Director Kim Davidson
Primary Focus Area Education
Service Areas
  • Augusta

Mission Statement

Growing Food. Building Community.
Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that cultivates healthy
communities through food and education.

VISION: A thriving network of collaborative, vibrant communities who value the connection between food and health.


Allegheny Mountain Institute (AMI) pursues its mission through a hands-on Farm and Food System Fellowship and farm-to-institution projects in Highland and Augusta Counties, VA. We are working to transform our local food system through educational programming and community-based collaboration.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:AMI Farm and Food System Fellowship
Description:The Fellowship, established in 2011, teaches regenerative agricultural methods, animal husbandry, whole foods preparation and preservation, community development, and food systems topics at the Allegheny Farm Campus. Fellows apply their training by working with AMI partners in Highland and Augusta Counties.
Examples of Program Success:AMI fellows participate in hands-on educational program in sustainable agriculture and learn to grow crops as they grow as individuals and leaders for a healthy food system. They go on to work as local food coordinators, school garden facilitators, market farm managers, food systems educators, and advocates for sustainable food systems. Our Fellowship program generates strong leaders who successfully work to build a more cohesive food system.
Program 2
Title:AMI Farm at Augusta Health
Description:Since 2019, AMI has developed and operated the AMI Farm at Augusta Health, a robust farm-to-hospital model. The four-season, one-acre vegetable farm on the Augusta Health campus grows 25,000 pounds of vegetables yearly. The farm offers patients, hospital staff, and visitors education and vegetables through clinically integrated programming.
Program 3
Title:Waynesboro Educational Farm
Description:In 2020, AMI embarked on an initiative with Waynesboro Public Schools, focused on middle school engagement. The half-acre Waynesboro Educational Farm and courtyards serve as production and education spaces for students and teachers to engage in eco-literacy education while growing 7,000 pounds of vegetables yearly.

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1
Title:Donate to AMI
Description:Donations are welcomed and provide vital support to AMI's programs and initiatives.

Donations are accepted through the AMI website at https://www.amifellows.org/donate, or can be mailed to AMI at PO Box 542, Staunton, VA 24402.

For more information email info@amifellows.org or call 540-886-0160