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Becoming Debt-Free: A Simple Secret To Your Long-Term Success In Farming And Life

If you are considering investing yourself into a new farm business, do yourself a favor and attend this class! You will learn the deep importance of not going into debt to start a farm business and how participants can use a personalized worksheet to determine if they can financially take on a beginning farm enterprise.

Project Feederwatch Giveaway with Friends of the Rappahannock and The Clifton Institute

Friends of the Rappahannock will be giving away free Project Feederwatch bird feeders at the Clifton Institute after our regular Wednesday morning bird walk! The feeders are first-come, first-serve, and the limit is one per family. A Friends of the Rappahannock instructor will give you instructions on how participate in Project Feederwatch, which is a community science project run by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Having a bird feeder is a great way to learn about our winter birds and help contribute to science!

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Birding Banshee

A bird walk is a great way to start the weekend so join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, a diverse 695-acre treasure in the heart of Loudoun County.

Book Reading, Signing and Q&A with Katharine Hayhoe, author of Saving Us

Join us Saturday, December 18 from 1-3 p.m. EST for an in-person book signing and discussion event with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, climate scientist and author of Saving Us. This event is brought to you by Blue Valley Vineyard and Winery, the Blue Valley Ladies Book Club, the Open Book, and the Piedmont Environmental Council.

Christmas Bird Count with The Clifton Institute

Join The Clifton Institute for our annual Christmas Bird Count! We’ll spend the day surveying the birds in our 15-mile-diameter count circle, which includes a variety of habitats. We usually see a nice diversity of waterfowl and grassland birds. There’s always a chance for Short-eared Owl and American Tree Sparrow! Participating in the Christmas Bird Count is a great way to learn about the winter birds of Virginia, contribute to a long-term community science project, and get to know other birdwatchers in the area.

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Birding Banshee

A bird walk is a great way to start the weekend so join the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy at the Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, a diverse 695-acre treasure in the heart of Loudoun County.

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Birding Bles Park

Join Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy on this regular bird walk at Bles Park, located along the Potomac River in eastern Loudoun.

Planning and Planting for Winter Interest (Online Lecture)

People often think of color in the garden only in the summer, however winter is a great time to find beauty in unexpected places. Join Teresa Speight as she shares hints, tips, and suggestions for creating a garden with interest in the midst of winter. This free webinar is hosted by the U.S. Botanic Garden.

Uprooting Racism in the Food System

A theory and action training for farming and food justice leaders to uproot systemic racism in our organizations and society.

$75 – $150

Equity Talks: Achieving Environmental Change through Nourishing the Planet (and Ourselves!)

As the heat of the planet rises, so too does the pressure on rising generations to find solutions to heal our environment. Such pressure gives rise to a new climate-induced crisis: our own mental health. How is climate change altering the way we relate to stress and trauma, our decisions about our future, and the increased disparities experienced by marginalized communities? Join Brit Wray, PhD for a discussion on the intersection of climate change, social justice, and mental health and how we can all contribute to the harmony of our world and our own inner peace.