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.
SPECIAL COMPETITION: Grayson LandCare(GLC) is sponsoring a pest and beneficial bug photography contest. This was originally planned to be a special class of the Grayson County Fair photography contest. Unfortunately, like so many large events this year, the Fair has been cancelled. However, we decided to proceed with the competition. These should be common pests of[…]
We are very disappointed that Marlene Condon couldn’t be our speaker this month. However, Marlene is willing to offer her book for half price because she thought we might have time now to read it and perhaps implement some things to make our yards more nature-friendly this year. Why wait a whole year to start[…]
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global event created to try and meet the needs of our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Grayson LandCare, like the rest of our friends and neighbors, has had to adjust our activities because of the recent Stay-at-home orders and other safety precautions. We have had to cancel most of our presentations[…]
Grayson County and Town of Independence officials are offering help during this unpressidented situation. Here are some links you might find helpful https://www.graysoncountyva.gov/coronavirus-19/ http://independenceva.com/ Here’s the link to the resources the hot line volunteers are using https://graysonlandcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Volunteer-Resources-4.3.pdf Here’s a link to some of the current loans https://graysonlandcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/loan-info.pdf You can also contact Mandy Archer, Director, Blue[…]
Grayson LandCare is pleased to announce the 2020 mini-grant award winners. Mini-grant awards are given to Grayson LandCare members to help them create or continue to support an idea that benefits the community. Both the Free Market and Farmers Market began with mini-grant support. This year, Hap Alexander received $500 to continue his work with[…]
We regret that given the current situation caused by the COVID19 virus, Grayson LandCare will be unable to hold the actual LandCare Fair and judge the presentations on April 25 as planned. Awards this year will be based only on the quality of the proposals. The proposals are typically 1/3 of the score and this[…]
Deadline to enter proposals extended until April 9. We regret that given the current situation we will be unable to hold the actual LandCare Fair and judge the presentations. Awards this year will be based only on the quality of the proposals. Stay tuned for more updates!
Given the cancellations of area schools and church services as well as confirmed cases in Alleghany County , NC and Montgomery County, VA, we have made the decision to CANCEL our March meeting. We’ll watch and wait and decide what to do in April. In addition to the usual wash your hands, don’t touch face[…]