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[…]

LandCare’s Free Market opens in Independence

Grayson LandCare has signed a one-year lease for the former Briarpatch Metalworks building on N. Independence Avenue, where the organization is offering a new community resource: the Free Market. Kathy Cole, Grayson LandCare President, announced the new project during the Board of Supervisors meeting on August 10th. The Free Market, which opened on August 31,[…]

LandCare Rocks The River

  Sunday, July 30th, 1-6 PM LIVE MUSIC by The Kind Thieves & Buddhagraph Spaceship FOOD TRUCKS Creek Bottom Brews The Galax Smokehouse The Taco Trolley Shell-Chelle’s Snowcones FREE ADMISSION! Independence & Fries Farmers Market Vendors Offering Fresh, Local Veggies, Crafts, & Baked Goods Kids Activities! Bring a Blanket or Chair & JOIN US @THE[…]

Beginning Farmer & Rancher Mentor Project

The Virginia Beginning Farmer and Rancher Coalition (VBFRC) awards mini-grant funds to VA Tech and Grayson LandCare’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Mentor Project. The goal of  BFRMP is to broaden coalition building and collaboration by developing a mentoring relationship to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and skills of experienced farmers and ranchers with beginning farmers and ranchers.[…]

2016 Land Stewardship Competition

Grayson LandCare’s 9th annual Land Stewardship Competition Saturday, April 23, 2016 The Land Stewardship Competition provides high school students in Grayson County and the City of Galax (Grades 8-12) an opportunity to explore ways to increase livelihoods, enhance the environment, and improve quality of life in our community. Students must submit a written report for the Land Stewardship Committee to review. The committee[…]