2020 Presentation and meeting schedule

2020 Grayson LandCare  Presentation Schedule February 17-Reid Walters, Independence Town Manager, Town update March 16 – CANCELLED Britt Boucher, Forester, Planning for your forest’s future April 20- CANCELLED Michelle Pridgen, Native Pollinators & Build a pollinator box, Presentation is free, $5 covers the materials to build a box to take home Saturday April 25-CANCELLED– LandCare[…]

Plant a row for the hungry

If seed sales this year are any indication, most of you planted a garden this year. The Independence Farmers Market and Grayson LandCare would like to encourage the community to “Plant a row for the hungry”. Plant A Row for the Hungry (PAR) is a national people-helping-people program that encourages gardeners to grow a little[…]

Grayson LandCare LandFair winners!

Grayson LandCare was unable to hold their annual Landcare Fair or “LandFair” this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, awards were still given based on proposals submitted by this year’s contestants. The proposals are usually 1/3 of the entire project which also includes a poster and interview with the judges. Harriet Meineicke, LandFair cooridnator[…]

Monthly presentation features Robin Suggs discussing woodland medicinals

This will be an Online event at our usual 7pm meeting time. Our Zoom platform can allow 100 people, so please pass along to anyone who might be interested!- You can find the Zoom invitation at the bottom of the post. We are pleased to have Robin Suggs, the new Procurement/Grower Manager for the Agroforestry[…]

Important Announcement: GLC to back much needed Independence Food Bank program.

We are all aware of the chaos COVID-19 has caused in everyone’s lives as we try to stay inside, wear masks and many of us are grateful that we have a freezer and cabinet full of food. Unfortunately, food insecurity is a chronic issue in Grayson County and has worsened dramatically due to COVID-19. Elk[…]

Independence Farmer’s Market features Artisans

Our awesome market isn’t all produce and meat, we also have some amazing crafters participating on the Online Market! Check out all of the locally grown and produced products we have available to order this week and don’t forget about your dad! 💚 https://independencefarmersmarket.locallygrown.net/market/?fbclid=IwAR1ZHEDJqhpBzsbkRIl_02dUaafmH9yFIl8IPFPkAJsm3qbXquX19tyfktQ

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June Free Market News

The Free Market is still closed, although Jean, Kathy, and the rest of the crew are exploring ways to safely open back up. In the meantime, Jean has written an article about curbing consumerism and repurposing items that was published in the Declaration, the Gazette, and on the Internet. You may read it here. https://medium.com/@jeanshortallroznik/put-down-the-credit-card-and-slowly-click-away-from-your-shopping-cart-ee4f65b29e56