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Management Intensive Grazing with Trevor Hansard

Red Tail Grove is a 10-acre regenerative farm with a focus on multi-species intensive grazing and market gardening. They are entering year two of the business, and year three of farming. Grass-fed lamb, organic eggs, various veg, and some cut flowers. Their products are produced utilizing intensively managed grazing practices that produce high-quality meat and […]

$10

GYO Workshop: Food Preservation – Tazewell County

Join us June 24 (6 pm) at the Tazewell County Public Library (Bluefield Branch) for our Food Preservation Grow Your Own Workshop. Associate Professor Ryan Dorkoski will join us for an exciting evening about... pickles! Ryan is a pro when it comes to fermentation. He will explain the science behind it, and provide some samples […]

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Forest Farming at Shade Tree Valley

Join us on ​Thursday, June ​27th at Shade Tree Valley, a small family forest farm outside of Broadway, VA. Shade Tree focuses on forest-grown products, ranging from slow-growing woodland botanicals to fire starters and smoke blocks for the grill. The Powers family will give us a site tour and discuss their methods for establishing and […]

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GYO Workshop: Food Preservation – Washington County

Join us June 27 (5-8 pm) at Pleasant View Methodist Church, for our Food Preservation Grow Your Own Workshop. Andrea Haubner from Virginia Cooperative Extension Services will teach us how to can preserves and vegetables. Space is limited in the kitchen area (to make and take home the preserves) - it is reserved for Grow […]

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Second Chance Job Fair

Are you struggling to get a job due to a barrier to employment? Maybe you have a large gap in your employment history, former incarceration, disability, substance abuse disorder, or any other barrier. This job fair can help give you a fresh start. ASD Groundwork program is partnering with ROPES to help give people connections […]

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SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES W. JUSTEN DICK

Integrating operations is key to incremental success in farming. Farms aren’t about single product lines, but about how you can design your operations to support each other and build your assets (and soils) for the long haul. Shift away from extractive farming methods and focus on long-term success.  At Kelly Ridge, Justen will discuss their […]

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FOREST BOTANICALS AND MAPLE SYRUP PRODUCTION AT LAUREL FORK SAPSUCKERS

Laurel Fork Sapsuckers Sugar Camp is tucked away in the western part of Virginia, high in the Appalachian Mountains at 4,108 feet. This 600-acre mountain farm was purchased by the family in 1957 and has provided shelter, heat, food and decades of outdoor fun and recreation for five generations. The property contains a portion of […]

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GYO Workshop: Heart-Healthy Cooking- Washington County

Join us July 18 (6-7:30 pm) at the ASD Greenhouse for our Heart-Healthy Cooking Grow Your Own Workshop. Gerontologist Frances Bale will bring some delicious dinner and talk about the effects of what we eat on our bodies - specifically, on our hearts! We will talk about nutrition in backyard gardening and attendees will leave […]

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TN Agrability Project/UT Gardens Veterans Horticultural Therapy Workshop

This 6-hour workshop is designed for current military personnel, veterans and spouses. Research shows that exposure to nature and gardening has been shown to improve mental health outcomes for veterans. This workshop will explore the following:  1. Career options for veterans and opportunities to learn about how TN AgrAbility Project can assist veterans.  2. Hands-on gardening/horticulture […]

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Tazewell Garden Party @ the Growing Together Community Garden

Stop by the Growing Together Community Garden on June 21 from 4-6 for a bit of food, fun, and games for everyone. We’re hosting this event to share all the programs and services ASD offers to farmers and gardeners of any level, and to the community through training, education, and food donations. Tour the garden, […]

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Beekeeping with Steve Payne and Chad Overhold

Begin in the Farm Clubhouse, where Steve and Chad will describe how to start your own apiary and then move to the apiary and open a hive (extra protective suits are available). The hope is to convince participants that this is hard, interesting, lots of fun, and well worth doing. You will learn about how […]

$10

GYO Workshop: Heart-Healthy Cooking – Tazewell County

Join us July 30 (6-7:30 pm) at the Tazewell County Public Library (Bluefield Branch) for our Heart-Healthy Cooking Grow Your Own Workshop. Gerontologist Frances Bale will bring some delicious dinner and talk about the effects of what we eat on our bodies - specifically, on our hearts! We will talk about nutrition in backyard gardening […]

Free
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