Kids Corner-Shoe planters

Join us this week at the Kid’s Corner from 10-11 am to plant in old shoes!  We’re always looking for ways to teach kids to re-use old items.  What better way to impart this lesson by using old, worn out shoes for planting new plants!  It looks pretty cool too!  Bring your old shoes for[…]

Kids Corner-Hammer flower and leaf printing

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 15th at the Independence Farmers Market between 10-11 am to celebrate Fiber Day!  We’ll be hammering leaves and flowers onto fabric to make beautiful prints you can take home!  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always free.

Kids Corner- Seed Bombs and Garden Planting

Join us at the Kid’s Corner on June 8th, from 10-11 am, to kickoff the season by making seed bombs!  We’ll also learn about pollinators and the important role they play in our environment by planting a pollinator garden in our raised bed.  Kids of all ages are welcome to participate and activities are always[…]

Raised Bed Workshop Saturday November 11th

Did you miss our raised bed workshop this spring? Here’s your chance to join us Saturday, November 11th from 9 am to noon for a hands-on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson LandCare/IFM office at 108 Courthouse Street.  Cost is $10 and light refreshments will be served.

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Free Raised Bed Workshop April 1st

Plan to join us Saturday April 1st from 10 am to 2 pm for a potluck lunch and a hands on raised bed workshop for all skill levels at the Grayson National Bank conference center in the Gywnn shopping center next to FoodCity . We’ll talk about planting dates, spacing, interplanting and succession plantings. Using[…]

It’s planting time!

Rick and Jen loaned me their broad fork so I could get a few garden beds ready for early spring crops.  It’s time to start planting peas, spinach, kale, carrots and cabbage outside.  The row cover is handy in case we get another cold snap. The large bed rake is great for both forming and[…]

Gardening workshop with hands-on activities APRIL 18

Looking for a way to garden or farm and grow food and flowers for yourself, or to provide some extra income? Interested in a small way, a big way? Head for the next Independence Farmers Market workshop on April 18th at the Grayson Bank Conference Center in downtown Independence, VA. It’s a two-part all day[…]