Forester Britt Boucher is the featured speaker for September. He will speak on best forest management practices for landowners on Monday September 20 from 7-8pm at the Baldwin Auditorium of the 1908 Courthouse. All GLC presentations are free and open to the public. Britt will discuss the control of water flows, establishing stable roads for harvests[…]
Thanks to our entrants for helping to advertise the Fair! All information about the Fair can be found here: https://www.graysoncountyvaagfair.com The schedule can be found below the pictures. Please vote for your favorite by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be announced at the Fair, Saturday at noon. The pictures are in the[…]
In case of rain, both events will be held at 3419 Gold Hill Rd. If you did not RSVP, we regret that we can not add you to dinner. River Ridge Farm has offered to grill burgers before our meeting on the 19th for Grayson LandCare members. Not a member? No problem, bring cash or[…]
The Independence Farmers Market will be able to begin the season in Town Park. We have several new vendors this year and most vendors are returning. We’ll miss Cameron and Jane Christensen with Baywood Forest, they have moved out west. And Ed Chopin, Copper and Corks is taking the year off. We are counting on[…]
The school garden is coming together. We’re waiting for the treated lumber to dry enough to accept paint, so I constructed some temporary cages to protect the vegetables. The kids planted broccoli, shallots, radishes, lettuce and mizuna on Monday and the area is fully mulched.
The school garden is really taking shape! Rick and Jen Cavey and I spent a day a few weeks ago creating raised bed “kits” in the comfort of their heated garage. Thursday I put them together on site at Independence Elementary school. It only took about 10-15 minutes for each box. Rick delivered a load[…]
The Independence Farmers Market received a grant from Grayson County from funds provided in the first CARES Stimulus Bill to help local non-profits recover losses and cover costs due to the pandemic. These funds will help cover increased operating costs incurred by the Market as it pivoted to provide a safe, touchless, Online-only platform and[…]
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[…]