Bug contest winners and entries

Thanks to everyone who entered! The photos are wonderful and I hope everyone enjoys looking at them. As I have more time, I’ll continue to identify them. SHOUT OUT TO KIDS! HONORABLE MENTIONS The entire gallery of amazing photographs. I’ll be adding photos of other pest and beneficial creatures. I received some of snakes, toads,[…]

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!

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