Friday, July 7th Saving Place, Saving Grace @Church of the Good Shepherd

July 7th Saving Place, Saving Grace “Saving Place, Saving Grace” is the story of a Trappist monastery’s struggle for reformation of their home by embracing an intense sustainability initiative. Witness the monks land stewardship, prayer, and work ethic as the core of the community at Holy Cross Abbey. It’s a race against time to retain their[…]

Friday May 5th: Green Fire @ Church of the Good Shepherd

May 5th First Friday Film Series Presents: Green Fire The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.   May 5th Green[…]

2017 First Friday Film Series Lineup!

First Friday Film Series The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.     April 7th Polyfaces: A World of[…]

Torrefaction Presentation March 20th

Grayson LandCare Monthly Meeting Monday, March 20th, 7 pm  Robert Smith presents: “Torrefaction: Transforming forestry waste into an excellent organic fertilizer while sequestering carbon to fight climate change and creating free energy.”​ Robert Smith is a Vietnam era veteran who studied nuclear electronics and served aboard the USS Enterprise. He earned undergraduate degrees in Economics[…]

What is LandCare?

At our February meeting, Jerry Moles discussed the founding of Grayson LandCare and its international partners around the world. What is LandCare? LandCare is a democratic approach to community development with three goals, (1) increase the incomes of the citizens, (2) improve community services and amenities, and (3) protect the resources upon which our lives[…]

LandCare Awards Mini-Grants

Grayson LandCare is awarding mini-grants up to $500 for projects led by members that have significant interest and fit our mission. We have had 10 projects presented to the membership, and we have awarded three mini-grants so far this year. The Stream Restoration Project purchased over 1,000 live stakes and showed landowners how to plant[…]

Volunteers Help Prune Orchard

Volunteers from Grayson LandCare, under the expert guidance of Charlie Whittle, helped Todd and Gloria Price prune his father’s old heritage apple orchard on a beautiful February Saturday. Our chainsaw experts took out a lot of dead wood, the Intrepid Scion Wood Hunters carefully harvested heritage scion wood for grafting, and remaining branches were pruned[…]