On Saturday, February 25th, Dr. L. David Roper drove his electric car to Independence to share his knowledge of climate change with 52 interested citizens at the Historic 1908 Courthouse. Dr. Roper is a retired professor and former chair of the Physics Department at VA Tech and has a passionate interest in the science of global[…]
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’[…]
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[…]
Grayson LandCare 2016 Review Highlights for 2016 Our New Office. We now have a street presence with beautiful Todd Price signsvisible to both east and westbound traffic. Many people donated money anditems to furnish the office; special thanks to the Charlotte Hanes and theMatthews Foundation for their generous donations; to Fayma Nye for space planning[…]
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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[…]
In June, five members of Grayson LandCare carpooled to Draper, VA to visit Pulaski Grow, a new nonprofit housed in and around the old elementary school there. We were given a tour by Lee Spiegel, the energetic and creative founder and executive director of this aquaponic/hydroponic food system. Indoor tanks grow tilapia, and the fish[…]
Grayson LandCare is sponsoring a presentation by Bill Kavorik, professor of media history, environmental journalism, media law, and digital imaging at Radford University. He will share a new “Tree of Life” project, joining the arts, humanities and sciences with agriculture along the Southern Appalachians. Dr. Kavorik’s research is located at the intersection of communications and[…]