5 pm, Monday 21st October, Annual Meeting, Potluck, Silent Auction, Ward Manor

Bring a dish to share and join us 5 pm, Monday October 21st, at Ward Manor, Saddle Creek Road, Independence for our annual meeting, pot luck dinner and silent auction. Auction items include stained glass, Mangum pottery, weekend stay at the Silo, weekend stay in Winston Salem, seafood dinner, english afternoon tea, alternatives to plastics[…]

Farmers Market

The regular Friday morning Farmers market is closed for the winter, apart from special events but don’t forget you can still order online! Remember to order your pesticide free Christmas tree and turkey! Here is how the online market works •Customers can place orders anytime from Wednesday at 8pm until Monday evening. On Monday evening,[…]

Monday Meeting 6 pm, September 16th!!! Church of the Good Shepherd: Permaculture Garden Tour

Our monthly meeting for September 16th will be held at Church of the Good Shepherd, 9441 Grayson Parkway in Baywood.  Come to the lower level of the church at 6:00 pm for Q & A with the members of the Permaculture Group, then we will walk through the garden and explain what we have done and what[…]

Request for items for silent auction at Annual Meeting, 5 pm October 21st, Ward Manor

The annual meeting, silent auction and pot-luck will be at 5 pm, Monday October 21st at Ward Manor. If you have an item you would like to donate please contact bev@graysonlandcare.org. We are particularly looking for people who would like to host a dinner, event, or activity donate a home-made item donate a lesson to[…]

Independence Farmers’ Market upcoming events September

Fermentation Friday AND Pepper Day September 13 @ 9:00 am- 1 pm Fermentation Friday returns to the Market on September 13. Carrie Gualt of Bird and Hopper Farm will host 2 demonstrations on preparing fermented foods. The demonstrations will begin at 10 am and again at noon. Fermentation is an ancient method of food preservation[…]

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[…]

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.[…]

Monday July 15th, 7 pm: Sustainable Earthen Building Methods.

April Magill will be presenting on her work as an Architect, Natural Builder, and Community-Building leader, working to advance sustainable, high-performing natural methods of construction.  Methods such as Rammed Earth, Hempcrete, Cob, natural plasters & paints and more are regenerative systems, often sequestering carbon, environmentally friendly, and healthy for the laborers and the inhabitants.  April[…]