GCPW will start accepting #1 and #2 plastic at the Public Works facility from 8 am until 12 noon starting Wednesday March 3rd. A recycle bin will be available for the public each wed and sat from 8-12. I spoke with Jonathan Luper, he stressed ” No plastic bags can be deposited into the bin. I[…]
The Free Market is looking festive these days with holiday decorations on display throughout the store. We have a large stock of ornaments, gift bags and wrap, lights, seasonal mugs and glasses along with other holiday items. We will be restocking our shelves until our inventory is depleted. In addition, The Free Market will be[…]
Come on by the Free Market and see how good it looks! Many thanks to Kathy Cole, Jean Roznik and all the dedicated volunteers. We have finished our fourth quarter weights and measures week. We estimate the Free Market diverts approximately 46 tons/year from the landfills which represents a savings of $2,300/year in landfill fees.
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[…]
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[…]
Regret to announce we have postponed the River Cleanup scheduled for this Saturday the 15th due to current river conditions. We have rescheduled this annual event to Saturday September 14th. -Keith Andrews Join the New River Conservation Club for a River Clean Up! 8am-1pm, 7107 Riverside Dr, Fries, VA 24330 Everyone Welcome! Teams, families, youth[…]
As the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Independence disbanded recently, they gave their remaining funds to a few local non-profits. The Free Market received a check for $750, a huge show of support for our mission. We are grateful for their generosity and will be thoughtful in how we use the funds they have entrusted to[…]