Independence Farmers’ Market July 2019

Wellness Day July 12 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Town Park Wellness Day features many local healthcare providers and offers free health screenings and activities for the community and vendors. Community partners include VDH, Twin County Hospital, In Total Health, Virginia Tech Family Nutrition, and more. Wellness Day began in 2015 in partnership with the Virginia Department[…]

New River Clean up, June 15th- RESCHEDULED

Regret to announce we have postponed the River Cleanup scheduled for this Saturday the 15th due to current river conditions.  We have rescheduled this annual event to Saturday September 14th.  -Keith Andrews Join the New River Conservation Club for a River Clean Up! 8am-1pm, 7107 Riverside Dr, Fries, VA 24330 Everyone Welcome! Teams, families, youth[…]

Farmers Market: Celebrate Seeds and Pollinators May 17

Sarah Ross, founder of Social Roots will join the Market from 9am to 1 pm Friday May 17.  Social Roots promotes heirloom plants that are particularly well adapted to the South.  One of the goals is to get people “hooked” on heirlooms. An heirloom is a plant variety that has a history of being passed[…]

Land Stewardship competition results

This year we had 10 projects entered in the competition, involving 14 students. First Place went to “Little Free Pantries”, presented by Laura Wingate, from the Grayson County CATE Center. Second Place went to “Medication Disposal”, presented by Michael Bean, from Grayson County CATE Center. Third Place went to “Rural Beekeeping”, presented by Natalie Hoch,[…]