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Reid Walters, speaker for Feb 21 meeting

Independence 1908 Courthouse 107 E Main St , Independence, VA

Town Manager Reid Walters will give an update of Town achievements for 2021 and plans for 2022. Join us at the 1908 Courthouse Baldwin Auditorium (Upstairs) February 21, 2022 from 7-8pm. All Grayson LandCare meetings are free and open to the Public. Reid Walters is the current town manager of Independence. In addition to serving[...]

Seed Swap March 19

Grayson County Library 147 S. Independence Ave, Independence

Grayson LandCare and the Grayson County Public Library in Independence are holding our first seed swap on March 19th from 10 am to noon in the Library conference room. Bring seeds to share and swap. Help us kick off a new season for the seed library. If you have extra seeds please consider donating them[...]

May meeting at Free Market with a Clean River Update.

Free Market 1173 N Independence Ave, Independence, VA

The Free Market is for everyone! Take the tour and see for yourself. In addition Keith Andrews of the New river Wildlife Club will give an update on the Grayson County Clean River Month Initiative. This will include some background on the origins of Clean River Month and will also detail progress and improvements being[...]

June meeting features Neal Kilgore of Virginia Outdoor Foundation

Independence 1908 Courthouse 107 E Main St , Independence, VA

Neal Kilgore of the Virginia Outdoor Foundation(VOF) will be the featured speaker Monday June 20 at the 1908 Baldwin Auditorium. He will discuss using conservation easements to protect forest and farmlands. Created under Virginia’s Open-Space Land Act, VOF creates easements designed to protect a variety of natural and cultural values, including: Agriculture Forestry Natural habitat[...]

July meeting features the Permaculture Garden

Church of the Good Shepherd 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax, VA

Join us July 18th at the Church of the Good Shepherd to tour the Permaculture Garden.  This GLC project started 5 years ago when Cynthia Taylor offered to teach a permaculture class and the Church of the Good Shepherd offered to let the group use a 1/2 acre as a demonstration garden for permaculture, with[...]

August meeting features tours of the School Garden and Food Independence

Grayson LandCare Office 104 Courthouse Street, Independence, VA

We continue to highlight Grayson LandCare's many projects. This month we'll meet at the GLC office. You can drive or carpool to the Independence Elementary School and tour the kids garden. Next we'll head over to Food Independence to tour the Food Pantry.

Tour New River Hill Farm September 19

Please note the early meeting time of 6pm!  Days are getting shorter and we want to have ample time for the tour.  We will tour the New River Soil and Water Conservation District's New River Hill Farm.  It operates under a conservation easement.  We will also tour the newly acquired property that will become Grayson[...]

Annual Meeting, Potluck and Silent Auction October

Cox Chapel Community Center Cox Chael Rd, Independence, va

As always, we look forward to a fun evening of great food and fellowship while voting on the slate of candidates for open board positions, bidding on auction items and raising money for Grayson LandCare.  This year our Annual meeting will be held at the Cox's Chapel Community Center, 1639 Cox Chapel Rd, Mouth of[...]

March meeting features new Town Manager Laura Ratcliffe

Grayson LandCare Office 104 Courthouse Street, Independence, VA

Laura Ratcliffe will be joining us March 20th at 7pm at the GLC office. March 1st is Laura's official start date as manager, but she has already started work and has met with Rick and I several times.  I am very pleased to have her as our new Town Manager.  Given the continued interest in[...]

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