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[…]

Promote Your Farm or Business with Video & Drone Technology

A passion for permaculture and organic farming drove local couple Ian and Candice Stevenson to establish Tiny House Farm in Grayson County, VA. While working as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Ian recognized the need for a proactive approach to help educate and promote healthy and organic eating habits. Candice’s experience in Marketing and Videography[…]

International LandCare Member to speak Monday, January 15th!

We are excited to announce that Steve Burgess, an international Landcare member from Kandanga, Australia, will visit Grayson LandCare and speak Monday, Jan 15th at 7 pm. Steve, the 2016 Bob Hawke LandCare award winner, resides in the Kandanga community which is very similar to our community in the Twin Counties. He will discuss how[…]

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. […]

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[…]

Turning Your Property Into a Wildlife Friendly Place September 18th

  Grayson LandCare will host Snow Ferreniea in a presentation exploring how to turn your property into a wildlife friendly place on September 18th at 7:00 pm at the Grayson LandCare office, 108 Courthouse Drive, Independence. Ferreniea grew up in SE England and was a student at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew. After graduating from[…]

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[…]