Kids Korner-Shoe planters

This week at the Kid’s Corner we’ll be planting 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 planting or use some[…]

Kids Korner-Garden Design Using Seed Catalogs

Join us June 15th at the Independence Farmers Market to design your own garden!  We’ll be exploring seed catalogs to pick out the tastiest fruits and veggies as well as our favorite flowers and cutting and pasting the pictures onto our very own garden design and garden journals!  We’ll also learn more about companion planting!

Kids Korner-seed bombs

  Join us at the Kid’s Corner  June 8th, to kickoff the season by making seed bombs together!  We’ll also learn about pollinators and their important role they play in our environment by planting a pollinator garden in our raised bed.  

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[…]