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[…]

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[…]

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[…]