ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — It’s the middle of summer, and if you’re sweating in the heat, so are your plants.

In order to get all the dirt on what you should be doing in your garden right now to keep growing happy and healthy crops, WFXR News’ Amanda Kenney teamed up with Cameron Terry, who has been farming people’s backyards throughout Roanoke and operates as Garden Variety Harvests, the founding farm of the Southwest Virginia Agrarian Commons.

What’s really important about what Terry is doing is that the farm is in a food desert in Roanoke, where 17% of residents are food insecure.

There are also big plans for the land and the community. Terry has already reached 50% of his goal, but still needs to raise about $173,000.