2020 Achievements

Grayson LandCare added 3 member-driven projects this year, despite the pandemic: Food Independence, a much-needed food pantry located in Independence,  a new Seed saving group that will partner with the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, and a new School gardening initiative The Annual meeting was held via Zoom and the Auction is ongoing from October 16-November 1st.[…]

Annual Meeting and Silent Auction October 19 7pm

We look forward to “seeing” everyone via Zoom for our Annual meeting and the kick-off of the Silent Auction. 2 new board members are up for approval and we need your vote. It’s also a great time to renew your membership and catch up on GLC news. Great things are happening with Food Independence, the[…]

Seeds for Independence

Seeds for Independence is an idea that sprouted this summer. Loren Webster contacted a diverse group of people and everyone thought that a Seed saving group was a great idea. The library had contacted the Farmers Market a few times about starting a Seed Library and so Seeds for Independence took root. If this sounds[…]

September meeting features announcement of the winners of Bug contest

Just a reminder to enter the Grayson LandCare(GLC) pest and beneficial bug photography contest. The last day to submit entries is Wednesday September 16th.  The winners will be announced via Zoom during the regular monthly GLC meeting Monday September 21 at 7pm.  These should be common pests or benefical insects of our local vegetable and[…]

Plant a row for the hungry

If seed sales this year are any indication, most of you planted a garden this year. The Independence Farmers Market and Grayson LandCare would like to encourage the community to “Plant a row for the hungry”. Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little[…]

Grayson LandCare LandFair winners!

Grayson LandCare was unable to hold their annual Landcare Fair or “LandFair” this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, awards were still given based on proposals submitted by this year’s contestants. The proposals are usually 1/3 of the entire project which also includes a poster and interview with the judges. Harriet Meineicke, LandFair cooridnator[…]

Monthly presentation features Robin Suggs discussing woodland medicinals

This will be an Online event at our usual 7pm meeting time. Our Zoom platform can allow 100 people, so please pass along to anyone who might be interested!- You can find the Zoom invitation at the bottom of the post. We are pleased to have Robin Suggs, the new Procurement/Grower Manager for the Agroforestry[…]

#GivingTuesdayNow

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global event created to try and meet the needs of our local communities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Grayson LandCare, like the rest of our friends and neighbors, has had to adjust our activities because of the recent Stay-at-home orders and other safety precautions. We have had to cancel most of our presentations[…]