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[…]

Help for Virginia’s farmer veterans

Excert from the Galax Gazette online, Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 6:49 pm By SHAINA STOCKTON and D.T. CLARK Veterans seeking to transition from their life in service to a career in agriculture will have some new resources to help them along the way. According to a recent announcement, the Virginia chapter of the Farmer Veteran[…]

Annual Meeting & Service Auction!

Join us for Grayson LandCare’s Annual Meeting, Potluck Dinner, & Service Auction! 6:00 pm, Monday, October 16th, 2017 at Summerfield Farm (the Fant’s residence), 6957 Peach Bottom Road, Independence, VA 24348 Please bring a friend and a dish to share!  Sign up for the potluck at http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=NYWW3214&v=a5909bff60 Service Auction Items Include: Michelle Pridgen: Learn to make soap—the[…]

Free Market Celebrates Grand Opening

Published in the Independence Declaration By Shaina Stockton Tuesday, September 19, 2017 INDEPENDENCE — The Free Market, a new resource offered by Grayson LandCare in the former Briarpatch Metalworks building in Independence, celebrated their grand opening with an open house and ribbon untying ceremony last Thursday. Grayson LandCare President Kathy Cole used recycled ribbons for the ceremony[…]