Community | Natural Heritage | Economy
Grayson LandCare is a member-driven non-profit, addressing the challenges of life in a rural, agricultural community. LandCare promotes economic self-reliance, preserves local traditions, and helps landowners to protect and enhance our natural heritage by starting conversations, problem solving, and appreciating the value of the place we call home.
Intervening on Normal: Trauma, Substance Use, and Counselling in Appalachia will be presented by Darlene Vaughn at the Landcare meeting on Monday, March 18th, 7 pm at the LandCare office. Darlene has provided substance abuse counseling for twenty-five years, specializing in adolescent substance use, most recently, in Appalachia. Currently employed in rural community mental health,[…]
HighYeilds365 and Virginia Cooperative Extension presents A Discussion on outdoor hemp flower production in Christiansburg, VA on Tuesday, March 26th from 2-4pm. There will be a $20 charge for the workshop. Please email or call 540-382-5790 to register.
The Independence Farmer Market is thrilled to be able to offer seeds this year! Southern Exposure is known for their locally adapted seeds and promotion of regional heirlooms. In addition, all seeds are USDA Organically certified. Each packet is $2.50 and all proceeds benefit the Market. Jen Cavey and Michelle Pridgen picked their favorite varieties,[…]
The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterward. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax. April 5th Symbiotic Earth Symbiotic Earth explores the life and ideas of scientific rebel[…]
All events are Fridays unless noted otherwise Saturday, January 26– Grow More Vegetables for farm and garden workshop. 9 am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $10 includes snacks. Learn how to grow more in less space. Saturday, February 23-Pest, disease and fertility for farm and garden. 9 am to noon, 108 Courthouse St. $10. Get[…]
It occurred to me the other day that I am using the Free Market in a way I hadn’t realized—as a public “closet” that allows me to NOT save useful things “in case I need them later.” Many of us are trying to simplify our lives and our homes, getting rid of things that we[…]
February 18, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ the LandCare Office Dr. Linda Dykstra, Kenan Professor Emeritus in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of North Carolina (UNC) @ Chapel Hill will give a presentation titled: Opioid Analgesics: Pain and Abuse. Linda and her husband, Bill Hylander, became members of Grayson Landcare upon retiring to Grayson County where they own[…]
Grayson Landcare is looking for a part-time manager (12 hours/week) to train and schedule volunteers, promote the Free Market through social media, press releases, and presentations, and initiate new programs. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation, be in reasonably good health, able to lift 30 pounds, and have excellent interpersonal skills. […]