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.[…]

What Are LandCare Mini-Grants? Who Can Apply for One?

Three years ago, Grayson LandCare changed its structure from four Standing Committees (Forestry, Livestock, Water/Energy, and Communications) to a project-based focus. The projects that were naturally arising from our members did not fit neatly into the Committee categories, and we realized they didn’t need to! So we looked at the activities that were thriving and[…]

Giving Thanks for an Abundant Year

As 2018 draws to a close, we are grateful for another abundant year in Grayson County.  We are thankful for our natural wealth of water, soil, plants and wildlife.  And we appreciate all our neighbors who participated in our events this year and helped us in any way.  We have grown in memberships, sponsorships, donors,[…]

Don’t Miss the LandCare Auction & Potluck!

Join Grayson LandCare for our Annual Meeting Potluck & Service Auction at Ward Manor, 6:00 pm, Monday, October 15th, 2018. Come learn more about LandCare and support our initiatives in the community. Please bring a friend and a dish to share!  RSVP online http://evite.me/7vgTT2QXm3 A Sampling of Auction Items Include: Weekend stay at Dream Rock Silo[…]