Upcoming Events 

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 6:00 PM
Location: CitySpace, 100 5th Street Northeast , Charlottesville, Virginia

This course is for anyone considering launching a small farm enterprise but are not sure where to start. Designed to guide students through an initial exploratory decision-making process, Exploring the Small Farm Dream bridges the gap between ideas and action. This course provides in-class exercises, homework, research and class discussions that will help you assess your skills and resources. The course dates are October 23, 30 & November 6, 13. Cost: $100 per person or $150 per couple.

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, 6:30 PM
Location: Bluemont Community Center, 33846 Snickersville Turnpike , Bluemont, Virginia

The Loudoun Preservation and Conservation Coalition invite you to see the cold-hard-facts, actual numbers, and take a close look at the latest projections from the Loudoun Co. draft general plan. As it stands, Loudoun’s rural character, historic landscape, and quality of life are in jeopardy and the citizens must be aware. Development, crushing traffic, and continued growth are coming our way. Let’s take steps together to tell the County that the community needs more say in the plan!

Saturday, November 10th, 2018, 10:00 AM
Location: Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road , Leesburg, Virginia

Have you ever wondered what Banshee Reeks and Loudoun County looked like a hundred or even thousands of years ago? Dr. Emily Southgate, an historical ecologist, will describe how old maps and other records, aerial photographs, plants and especially pollen can be used to revisit historical land cover of the county and changes to the present day. She will interpret the historic vegetation in terms of the interactions of plant succession, human impacts, and climate change, with illustrations from specific landscapes familiar to most in the county.

Sunday, November 11th, 2018, 2:00 PM
Location: Education Building at the Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Get a glimpse into the little-know world of plant-fungal relationships with Mary Jane Epps, Assistant Professor of Biology at Mary Baldwin University. Based on a range of recent studies in the scientific literature, we will explore how tiny fungal symbionts shape much of how plants interact with other organisms and their environment, often in surprising ways! Registration: Free and open to the public. Space is limited, arrive early.

Friday, November 30th, 2018, 1:00 PM
Location: Lewis Hall at Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Highway , Montpelier Station, Virginia

Join Virginia Working Landscapes, The Piedmont Environmental Council and the Virginia Quail Restoration Initiative for an informative workshop on imperiled grassland bird and pollinator species. Learn about the causes of their decline and how to support them by improving habitat on your property. The workshop will also feature a short walking tour of one of Montpelier's grassland restoration projects.

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