Monday, 19th August, 7 pm: Composting for Solid Waste Management (and to make good stuff). Tom Simpson, Ph.D.

More than half of the solid waste generated in Virginia (and the US) is organic material that could potentially be composted. As environmental concerns, costs and difficulty in siting landfills have increased, efforts to expand recycling and composting as solid waste management alternatives have increased. Yard wastes, typically grass and leaves, are by far the[…]

First Friday Film Series- September 6th What is Democracy?

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. September 6th What is Democracy? Coming at a moment of profound political[…]

Independence Farmers Market August Events

Fiber Day and Christmas in August Craft fair August 23 August 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Last Fiber Day of the season. Don’t miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will hold 2 Fiber Days at the Market this year: June 21 and August 23 during regular Market hours from 9 am to 1 pm.[…]

Free Market News, August 2019 – New Manager Jean Roznik

Jean Roznik is the new manager of the Free Market. Jean was born in Ireland and moved to Mouth of Wilson via Alberta Canada and Charlotte, NC. Jean has started by reorganizing the shelves and filling them with the many new donations. Her current focus is to create permanent display arrangements, with upcycled materials, so[…]