April 16th Spotlight on Independence Farmers Market

Join us Monday, April 16th for our monthly meeting at 7 pm. This month we spotlight the Independence Farmers Market. Join Michelle Pridgen, Market Manager, for a brief history and behind the scenes tour of the Farmers Market and learn about our other agricultural initiatives. We’ll have drawings for a free IFM t-shirt and shopping[…]

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry May 4th

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 afterward. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax.     May 4th Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry LOOK[…]

Forest Farmer Grower-Industry Expo & Training

These are two days in May that you won’t want to miss!  Location: Kingsport, TN (May 19th) and Duffield, VA (May 20th) May 19: Forest Farming Grower/Industry Expo and Training Kingsport, TN  This event will bring together herb companies, apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmers for a day of networking and[…]

Save the Pollinator Plan

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS), in cooperation with agency stakeholders, developed Virginia’s Voluntary Plan to Mitigate the Risk of Pesticides to Managed Pollinators (also known as the Pollinator Protection Plan) which is part of a national effort by state and federal agencies to help reverse pollinator losses and restore pollinator populations. VDACS’ Plan[…]

LandCare’s “Care Talks” Monday, March 19th

The Grayson LandCare March meeting will be our Annual “Care Talks” series. Modeled after TED Talks, these short presentations will feature projects that received mini-grant funding from LandCare in 2017. Ideas for new projects will also be presented. Grayson LandCare awards mini-grants up to $500 for projects led by members that have significant interest and fit our[…]