Monday, 19th August, 7 pm: Composting for Solid Waste Management (and to make good stuff). Tom Simpson, Ph.D.

More than half of the solid waste generated in Virginia (and the US) is organic material that could potentially be composted. As environmental concerns, costs and difficulty in siting landfills have increased, efforts to expand recycling and composting as solid waste management alternatives have increased. Yard wastes, typically grass and leaves, are by far the[…]

First Friday Film Series- September 6th What is Democracy?

The First Friday Film Series, hosted by Grayson LandCare & Church of the Good Shepherd brings documentary films to the public, complete with popcorn and panel discussions afterward. First Fridays at 7:00 pm, April through August at Church of the Good Shepherd: 9441 Grayson Pkwy, Galax. September 6th What is Democracy? Coming at a moment of profound political[…]

Independence Farmers Market August Events

Fiber Day and Christmas in August Craft fair August 23 August 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Last Fiber Day of the season. Don’t miss it!   The Blue Ridge Fiber Guild will hold 2 Fiber Days at the Market this year: June 21 and August 23 during regular Market hours from 9 am to 1 pm.[…]

Free Market News, August 2019 – New Manager Jean Roznik

Jean Roznik is the new manager of the Free Market. Jean was born in Ireland and moved to Mouth of Wilson via Alberta Canada and Charlotte, NC. Jean has started by reorganizing the shelves and filling them with the many new donations. Her current focus is to create permanent display arrangements, with upcycled materials, so[…]

Monday July 15th, 7 pm: Sustainable Earthen Building Methods.

April Magill will be presenting on her work as an Architect, Natural Builder, and Community-Building leader, working to advance sustainable, high-performing natural methods of construction.  Methods such as Rammed Earth, Hempcrete, Cob, natural plasters & paints and more are regenerative systems, often sequestering carbon, environmentally friendly, and healthy for the laborers and the inhabitants.  April[…]

LandCare Rocks the River Needs Volunteers!

 Sunday, July 28th, 2019, 1-7pm Join us for a day of fun and music on the New River!  Volunteers are needed for 3-hour shifts throughout the day, so if you can help out, contact cynthia@graysonlandcare.org. FREE ADMISSION!! LIVE MUSIC by The Kind Thieves,Urban Soil, & FutureNature FOOD TRUCKS Creek Bottom Brewing The Taco Trolley Krankies Local,[…]

LandCare Rocks the River July 28th 2019!

Save the date & join us at the River! FREE ADMISSION!! FAMILY FRIENDLY FESTIVAL ON THE RIVER! LIVE MUSIC by The Kind Thieves,Urban Soil, & FutureNature FOOD TRUCKS Creek Bottom Brewing The Taco Trolley Krankies Local, Grass-fed Burgers by LandCrafted Food & the Independence Farmers Market! Kids Activities! Festival Vendors featuring local arts & crafts, food, local businesses[…]