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.
Intervening on Normal: Trauma, Substance Use, and Counselling in Appalachia presented by Darlene Vaughn at the Landcare meeting on Monday, January 21st at 7:00 pm.
Saturday January 26– Grow More Vegetables for farm and garden workshop. 9 am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $10 includes snacks. Learn how to grow more in less space. Planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings will be addressed. Using information from the best national and local gardeners you’ll learn to apply these techniques to a[…]
Three years ago, Grayson LandCare changed its structure from four Standing Committees (Forestry, Livestock, Water/Energy, and Communications) to a project-based focus. The projects that were naturally arising from our members did not fit neatly into the Committee categories, and we realized they didn’t need to! So we looked at the activities that were thriving and[…]
LandCare is searching for a volunteer(s) to help with the First Friday Film Series this year. The series runs April through August on the First Friday of the month at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Galax. This is a great opportunity to help LandCare fulfill its mission: the films help share knowledge with the public[…]
Grayson LandCare has announced the Twelfth Annual Land Stewardship Competition. All students grades 8-12 enrolled in a school in Grayson County (Grayson County Schools, Galax City Schools, Oak Hill Academy) or who are residents of Grayson County and homeschooled are encouraged to participate. The Land Stewardship Fair will be held Saturday, April 13, 2019, at[…]
Join LandCare as we celebrate the holidays at 7:00 pm Monday, December 17th at the LandCare office in Independence. Bring an appetizer or drink to share. This year, we will collect items to support the Backpack Buddies program, which provides local students with child-friendly meals each Friday that they take home for the weekend. Please bring a[…]
As 2018 draws to a close, we are grateful for another abundant year in Grayson County. We are thankful for our natural wealth of water, soil, plants and wildlife. And we appreciate all our neighbors who participated in our events this year and helped us in any way. We have grown in memberships, sponsorships, donors,[…]
LandCare Memberships run January to December, so as 2018 draws to a close it is time to renew your membership. Please note: If you joined or renewed at the Annual Meeting & Auction or online in November or December 2018 you are all set for 2019!