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.
Everything is different in a pandemic, and our annual Grayson LandCare(GLC) contest for high school students (grades 9-12) is no exception! This year, in addition to winners being selected by a panel of judges, we are asking you, the public, to vote for your favorite video. The kids have done the hard work of[…]
The Independence Farmers Market will be able to begin the season in Town Park. We have several new vendors this year and most vendors are returning. We’ll miss Cameron and Jane Christensen with Baywood Forest, they have moved out west. And Ed Chopin, Copper and Corks is taking the year off. We are counting on[…]
The school garden is coming together. We’re waiting for the treated lumber to dry enough to accept paint, so I constructed some temporary cages to protect the vegetables. The kids planted broccoli, shallots, radishes, lettuce and mizuna on Monday and the area is fully mulched.
We are happy to announce that the Free Market will re-open to the public onThursday and Friday afternoons (1-5 pm) beginning on April 22. We will alsobe open the first Saturday of each month from 10-2. We will accept donateditems during these times and also during our workdays on Tuesdays from 1-4, aswe have been[…]
I know many of you helped with Rocks the River and were looking for other ways to support Grayson LandCare activities. GLC is a major Fair sponsor this year and we’d love to have as many members as possible help us make the Fair a fun and safe event this year. The Grayson County Fair[…]
Grayson County citizens who have an urgent need may be eligible for assistance through the Grayson County Emergency Relief Fund. Created in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the relief fund is an ongoing funding pool designed to assist county citizens with emergencies that do not fall under other existing entities to provide relief. Citizens may[…]
The school garden is really taking shape! Rick and Jen Cavey and I spent a day a few weeks ago creating raised bed “kits” in the comfort of their heated garage. Thursday I put them together on site at Independence Elementary school. It only took about 10-15 minutes for each box. Rick delivered a load[…]
The Independence Farmers Market is moving forward with plans to open outside on May 14th. After a year of operating only Online it’s exciting to be able to take a step to returning to normal. For those who prefer, the Online Market will continue as well. It will return to it’s usual schedule of Wednesday[…]