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[…]

POLYFACES: A World of Many Choices

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & The Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterwards. April 7th, we will screen Polyfaces: A World of Many Choices Sponsored by: Grayson Natural Farms Set amidst the stunning Shenandoah Valley in northern Virginia, ‘Polyface Farm’[…]

Funding Still Available to Protect Virginia’s Family Farms with Conservation Easements

Richmond, January 9, 2017 – USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is now accepting applications from Virginia landowners and governmental and non-governmental groups interested in protecting the state’s working farms through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP).   This signup is limited to the Agricultural Land Easement (ALE) component of this 2014 Farm Bill program, and focuses on saving[…]

David Grimsley to Speak @ June Meeting

Join us Monday, July 18 at 7 PM @ 108 Courthouse Street Independence David Grimsley, of the Appalachian Herb Growers Consortium, will give a presentation about his work to cultivate a network of local farmers raising certified traditional Chinese herbs to supply a growing sector in health care. Please invite anyone you know who would be[…]