Community | Natural Heritage | Economy
Grayson LandCare is a member-driven non-profit, addressing the challenges of life in a rural, agricultural community. LandCare promotes economic self-reliance, preserves local traditions, and helps landowners to protect and enhance our natural heritage by starting conversations, problem solving, and appreciating the value of the place we call home.
July 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ Grayson LandCare office 108 Courthouse St Independence, VA Join us to learn about the life cycles of the butterflies with Ellen Reynolds from Beagle Ridge Herb Farm & Environmental Education Center. She will have live butterflies in addition to caterpillars, chrysalis, and eggs on display. Lots to see for[…]
LandCare Rocks the River is coming up and we are looking for some Volunteers to join in the fun! Help out for 3 hours and spend the rest of the day enjoying the music! We need help with parking, selling raffle tickets and hamburgers, kid’s activities, and set up/clean up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information[…]
9am-1pm July 13th at the Independence Farmers Market Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health.
July 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Join us and sponsor River Ridge Organics for the 6th Annual Berry Festival Friday, July 20 Featuring a berry pie contest, free berry tasting, berry pancakes and a berry sorbet fundraiser for the Market. Vendors highlight berries and berry products. River Ridge Organics is USDA certified berry farm near Mouth[…]
The 11th Annual Land Stewardship Competition was held on May 5th, 2018 The Competition’s mission is to encourage local students to explore real economic, environmental, and social problems facing Grayson County and suggest innovative solutions that meet the triple bottom line: grow the economy. 1st Place Winner: “Did You Know Brochure” Mary Ellen Wingate 2nd Place[…]
June 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm LandCare’s Annual Potluck @ Matthews Living History Farm (MLHF) will be held on June 18th 7-9p. 476 White Pine Rd Galax, VA. Bring your favorite dish to share. Daniel Boyer, Farm manager MLHF, GLC Board Member & Erin Cox Extension Agent, 4-H Youth Development will host. They will discuss[…]
Ice Cream Social Fundraiser June 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Celebrate Dairy Month with our 2nd Annual Ice cream social fundraiser Sunday, June 24 from 2-5pm. We close down Courthouse Street and serve ice Cream with delicious homemade toppings and desserts. $10, kids under 10, $5. All proceeds go to fund the Independence[…]
June 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Free fun for the whole family during the entire Market! At Kids Day, learn to throw a lasso, print with wood blocks, milk a “cow,” and have fun hula hooping and playing games. All activities are free and open to kids of all ages. Community partners include Cowbody Don,[…]