Demand for food assistance grows at Food Independence

Food Independence has seen a large increase in demand for food during winter and early spring that rival end of year holiday levels. Numbers of households receiving food rose about 40% in February and March over last year, and rival Thanksgiving and Christmas levels. Numbers have been steadily growing since opening but there is usually[…]

Permaculture Garden News

If you regularly drive Rt. 58 through Baywood, you have probably wondered what is happening in the half-acre plot in front of Church of the Good Shepherd.  Five years ago, the church offered to let Grayson LandCare use some of their land as a demonstration garden for permaculture, with the provision that it be used[…]

Bill Shepley to speak March 21

County Administrator Bill Shepley is the featured speaker this month. We will meet at the 1908 Courthouse Baldwin Auditorium at 7pm. Mr. Shepley will give an overview of 2021 and plans for 2022. He’ll give an update on the status of broadband internet and the Baywood Center, and will take questions from the audience as[…]

It’s time for the GLC Video Challenge

More than 500 people watched and voted for the videos created by local high school students (grades 9-12) for the annual Grayson LandCare (GLC) contest last year. Let’s build on that success! The Grayson LandCare Video Challenge asks students to make a 5-10-minute video of an idea that would make our county better; economically, environmentally,[…]


CORECTION: days are Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-2! As the Omicron COVID surge calms down in Grayson County, we are looking forward to opening the Free Market on April 1 and resuming our former schedule:   Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.  Since we have continued to receive donations, the shelves[…]


Our Permaculture Food Forest at Church of the Good Shepherd in Baywood is in its fifth year of development, and we made great progress in 2021 despite the pandemic.  In fact, we looked forward to gathering outdoors, staying several feet apart but being able to “be together” as we worked.  Some of the features added[…]

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