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[…]

First Friday Film Series July 5th. Earth Seasoned #GapYear

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. July 5th Earth Seasoned #GapYear Earth Seasoned…#GapYear is the inspiring story of five[…]

Film Series: June 7th ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

A cinematic meditation on humanity’s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award-winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an[…]

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,[…]

May 21st: Non-Native Invasive Plants, Looking for a Solution

May 21 @ 7:00 pm LandCare board member, Cynthia Taylor will discuss the problem of non-native invasive plants in our area and possible solutions. Cynthia is past-president of the Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council and worked for many years in Georgia restoring native habitats by removing invasive plants and restoring streams. She developed the first[…]

Forest Farmer Grower-Industry Expo & Training

These are two days in May that you won’t want to miss!  Location: Kingsport, TN (May 19th) and Duffield, VA (May 20th) May 19: Forest Farming Grower/Industry Expo and Training Kingsport, TN  This event will bring together herb companies, apothecaries, and herbal product makers with experienced and aspiring forest farmers for a day of networking and[…]