Donny Garman and Lyndsie Young are the speakers Monday, May 15 at 7pm at the Grayson LandCare office. The office is located at 104 Courthouse street in Independence next to the 1908 Courthouse.
Donny Garman of the Virginia Department of Forestry is the primary contact for forest landowner assistance, reforestation, and forest management services at the county level. Donny will also speak about the ongoing chestnut research at Matthews Farm.
Lyndsie Young is the Agricultural Economic development specialist for Grayson County. Her responsibilities are numerous. They Include developing new ag opportunities for Grayson County in the areas of agriculture, food security, livelihoods and economic growth. She also provides technical leadership for the planning, review, research and implementation of agricultural economic expansion initiatives and marketing opportunities for locally produced products. In addition, Lyndsie works with the Director of Tourism to develop and coordinate agri-tourism events. This includes the Ag and Art tour, now in its 2nd year. Lyndsie has developed the Ag breakfasts and the Ag awards banquet as 2 ways to educate and engage the public about agriculture.
Come with your questions!
And be sure to save the date for the June presentation: It’s a field trip, cookout, plant sale and tour! Join us at the permaculture garden for a cookout and “ragged” plant sale. We will gather at the Church of the Good Shepherd for a cookout at 6 pm followed by a tour of the garden. Bring a side dish to share. The plant sale will be recently divided plants from the garden, not new seedlings. The permaculture garden features a wide array of native plants and most are excellent for pollinators as well. All proceeds go to support the Permaculture garden.