Ardis Crews - Inventures

Ardis Crews

Organic Farmer & Director of Operations

, Green Rural Redevelopment Organization (GRRO)

Ardis and Henry Crews are the founders of GRRO, the Green Rural Redevelopment Organization. GRRO is a regional farming project and urban redevelopment program that creates community farms and provides access to healthy food. The Crews have also collaborated with Vidant Health to offer a mobile refrigerated farmers’ market and an “Apple-A-Day CSA” at rural hospitals in North Carolina. Ardis and Henry are always eager to share their model, encouraging other communities and individuals in their efforts to grow healthy food with an eye towards youth education, community and personal health, and economic development. GRRO’s original community garden has grown into an entrepreneurial Micro Market Farm featuring hydroponics, aquaponics, honey bees, chickens and three greenhouses to extend the harvest season.