Local Author Jim Minick to Speak November 20th

Grayson LandCare and Blue Ridge Discovery Center have partnered for a reading by local author Jim Minick from his new book: Fire is Your Water on November 20th, at the Grayson LandCare office (108 Courthouse Street) in Independence at 7:00 pm.  Minick will share a presentation on folk healing tradition, answer questions, and sign books. […]

Permaculture Group Begins Swale & Food Forest Construction @ COGS

The Grayson Permaculture Group recently installed swales as part of a food forest design at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Galax. A swale is a shallow trench dug along the land’s contour, with a berm on the downhill side. All points along a contour line are exactly the same height, therefore, a trench[…]