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Monthly presentation cancelled

Posted on April 14, 2020

We regret that our hands-on pollinator box presentation set for April 20th is cancelled due to the Governors stay at home order. Stay safe, stay home and wash your hands.

Covid-19 Resources

Posted on April 13, 2020

Grayson County and Town of Independence officials are offering help during this unpressidented situation. Here are some links you might find helpful Here’s the link to the resources the hot line volunteers are using Here’s a link to some of the current loans  

More information at the link below:

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Grayson LandCare is pleased to announce the 2020 mini-grant award winners.  Mini-grant awards are given to Grayson LandCare members to help them create or continue to support an idea that benefits the community.  Both the Free Market and Farmers Market began with mini-grant support. This year, Hap Alexander received $500 to continue his work with The Little Food Pantry he created in Mouth of Wilson, VA.  Kit Marshall received funding to support the Independence Mural project.  Nancy Liebrecht was awarded money to create student scholarships to attend workshops at the Fiber Festival.  Mitchell Britt was awarded $500 to help establish an orchard that will be used for teaching as well as eventual cider production. Although the normal requirement states that the money must be spent in the award year, exceptions will be made this year if Nancy and Kit are unable to proceed with their projects due to Covid19 restrictions.

  • To read more about the Mini-grant awards, follow this link:

    April News from the Free Market

    Posted on April 9, 2020

    Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The Free Market closed on March 14. The Market will remain closed until current restrictions are lifted. We are not accepting donations at this time; please spread the word, as some people are continuing to drop items off on the dock. We are encouraging everyone to use this down time  to think of ways to consume less, and to reflect on how to reuse, repurpose and recycle items currently owned. Our hope is that people will come up with interesting, unique, and creative earth-friendly ideas as a result of all the extra time on their hands! 

    Presentation portion of LandCare Fair cancelled

    Posted on March 26, 2020

    We regret that given the current situation caused by the COVID19 virus, Grayson LandCare will be unable to hold the actual LandCare Fair and judge the presentations on April 25 as planned. Awards this year will be based only on the quality of the proposals. The proposals are typically 1/3 of the score and this year the prizes will be adjusted accordingly. 1st place will receive : $300; 2nd ($150); 3rd($75); and up to 5 Honorable Mentions ($25/ea).


    Posted on March 20, 2020


    Deadline to enter proposals extended until April 9. We regret that given the current situation we will be unable to hold the actual LandCare Fair and judge the presentations. Awards this year will be based only on the quality of the proposals. Stay tuned for more updates!

    Grayson LandCare is a member-driven non-profit, addressing the challenges and opportunities of life in a rural, agricultural community. 

    Our work and community efforts:
    • Promote economic self reliance,
    • Preserve local traditions.
    • Help people protect and enhance their natural heritage by starting conversations, problem solving and appreciating the value of the place we call home.
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