Morven is a site for rich cultural, historic, and scientific research on food, soil, and plant life in the Piedmont bioregion. The First Lady's Food Lab will serve as a platform for food studies and collaborative initiatives between University faculty, staff and students as well as community-based organizations.
In recognition of Dorothy McAuliffe’s visionary leadership and her role as honorary chair of the Women’s Global Leadership Forum, the University of Virginia is inaugurating the First Lady’s Food Lab at Morven Farm. The new facility will acknowledge her commitment to supporting sustainable agriculture, local farmers, and those who lack access to nutritious food in the Commonwealth.
Read More about the work of Dorothy McAuliffe and the announcement of the First Lady's Food Lab:
- Virginia puts end of childhood hunger in sight (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Dorothy McAuliffe put aside pomp as hard-lobbying Virginia first lady (Washington Post)
- UVA Inaugurates Morven Food Lab in Honor of First Lady of Virginia (UVA Today)
- Morven Food Lab in Honoring First Lady McAuliffe (NBC 29)