A vibrant community working together to improve our local economy and environment through sustainable practices
Grayson LandCare is a locally organized group of farmers, landowners, and residents concerned about economic and environmental problems in Grayson County and southwest Virginia. Grayson County has historically been a rural agricultural community based on small town values and the unique cultural identity of our beautiful Appalachian landscape. Unfortunately, rising land prices, higher property taxes, and competition from corporate farming threaten to overcome family farms, fragment our country landscape, and destroy our rural way of life.
Advocate solutions for the community of Grayson County, Virginia and the surrounding area.
Practice sustainable and equitable management of natural resources and the environment.
Increase the productivity and expand economic opportunities for local farmers, forest owners, and other citizens.
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Richmond, January 9, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications from Virginia landowners and governmental and non-governmental groups interested in protecting the state’s working farms through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). This signup is limited to the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) component of this 2014 Farm Bill program, and focuses on saving[…]
Anthony Flaccavento, organic farmer, consultant and author, was the featured speaker for Grayson LandCare on Monday, September 19th. He talked about his recently published book, Building a Healthy Economy From the Bottom Up to a standing-room only audience, followed by Q & A and book-signing. His book begins with six myths about the economy that[…]
Grayson LandCare 2016 Review Highlights for 2016 Our New Office. We now have a street presence with beautiful Todd Price signsvisible to both east and westbound traffic. Many people donated money anditems to furnish the office; special thanks to the Charlotte Hanes and theMatthews Foundation for their generous donations; to Fayma Nye for space planning[…]
Please take a few minutes to review the minutes from our May Meeting. Meeting Minutes August 2016
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Please take a few minutes to review the minutes from our May Meeting. Meeting Minutes July 2016
If you haven’t been to a meeting lately, the winds of change are blowing through Grayson LandCare! We very much want to have members involved in projects that benefit our citizens and our landscapes, so we are moving our emphasis to active projects,focusing on fewer meetings and more action! If someone has a passion, expertise[…]
Monday, September 19th, 7:00-9:00 pm @ Grayson LandCare office, 108 Courthouse Drive, Independence Anthony Flaccavento will present an overview of his new book, Building a Healthy Economy From the Bottom Up. Then he will lead a discussion applying the ideas to our area: What are we already doing to build a healthy economy? What more could[…]
Grayson Landcare invites everyone to see the film “The Wisdom to Survive: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community” on Friday, August 5 at 7 PM with refreshments provided by the Church of the Good Shepherd. Climate change is here. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of[…]
Join us Monday, July 18 at 7 PM @ 108 Courthouse Street Independence David Grimsley, of the Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium, will give a presentation about his work to cultivate a network of local farmers raising certified traditional Chinese herbs to supply a growing sector in health care. Please invite anyone you know who would be[…]