July News from the Free Market

Abby was The Free Market’s entry in the Independence July Fourth scarecrow contest.  Although Abby didn’t make the winner’s podium, her creation – almost exclusively from items from The Market – was a fun project. The scarecrow building crew was Kathy Cole, Betty and Allen Stephenson, Elizabeth Haskin, and Jean Roznik.  Update on opening:We do[…]

Bug photography contest

SPECIAL COMPETITION: Grayson LandCare(GLC) is sponsoring a pest and beneficial bug  photography contest.  This was originally planned to be a special class of the Grayson County Fair photography contest. Unfortunately, like so many large events this year, the Fair has been cancelled. However, we decided to proceed with the competition. These should be common pests or[…]

Covid-19 Resources

Grayson County and Town of Independence officials are offering help during this unpressidented situation. Here are some links you might find helpful https://www.graysoncountyva.gov/coronavirus-19/ http://independenceva.com/ Here’s the link to the resources the hot line volunteers are using https://graysonlandcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Volunteer-Resources-4.3.pdf Here’s a link to some of the current loans https://graysonlandcare.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/loan-info.pdf You can also contact Mandy Archer, Director, Blue[…]


Deadline to enter proposals extended until April 9. We regret that given the current situation we will be unable to hold the actual LandCare Fair and judge the presentations. Awards this year will be based only on the quality of the proposals. Stay tuned for more updates!

Time to Renew Your Membership for 2020!

Join or Renew Your Membership! It’s that time of year again!  If you have not already, please take a moment to renew your membership in Grayson LandCare. Your membership and donations support all of LandCare’s programs like the Free Market, Independence Farmers Market, Land Stewardship Competition, LandCare Rocks the River, Grayson Permaculture Group and so[…]