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Upcoming Events

There are always a ton of great conservation events happening throughout the Piedmont. Scroll down to learn more--

 

Keswick Hunt Club's Fox Trot 5k Trail Run

30 May 2015 5:00 pm

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Castalia Farm in Keswick

Run for Conservation at this event put on by the Keswick Hunt Club! By picking up race sponsors among neighbors, friends and family, you can continue the momentum to protect the rural places you love ...

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Sources of Funding for Land Management & Land Conservation

03 June 2015 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus 6480 College Street, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

There are a wide variety of land management and conservation programs available to farm and forest landowners in Virginia. It can often be overwhelming trying to learn which programs and funding sourc...

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Farmscaping

03 June 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

This workshp will explore the many ways you can attract beneficial insets to your fields and make them more beautiful while doing it. Fauquier Education Farm had a workshp on this in the 2014 season b...

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Fauquier Trails Coalition 5K Trail Challenge

06 June 2015 9:00 am

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Brookside Recreation Center 7197 Riley Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

Join the Fauquier Trails Coalition and welcome in spring with a run on the beautiful trails surrounding the Brookside Community in Fauquier County. Flat and fast, the "Brookside Burner" will consist o...

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Journey from Slavery to Freedom

20 June 2015 2:00 pm

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Montpelier Visitor Center 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957

At Montpelier -- Experience the African American transition from slavery to freedom. Visit sites and original structures that bring to life the generations of enslaved individuals who lived at Montpel...

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Peeling Back the Many Layers of Commercial Onion Production

24 June 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

This is another repeat from last year but Fauquier Education Farm's onion crop was a huge success and they had a downpour during last year's field day. They're coming back with onions even stronger th...

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Conservation Easement Donation Transactions: A View from Federal and State Regulators and the Tax Court Bench

29 June 2015 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Omni Charlottesville 212 Ridge McIntire Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Since 2005, the courts have issued more than 70 opinions involving challenges to deductions claimed under IRC § 170(h) for conservation easement donations (13 opinions in 2014 alone). These opinions a...

Read more Cost: $100 USD
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Estate Planning for Rural Landowners

30 June 2015 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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Daniel Technology Center at Germanna Community Col 18121 Technology Drive, Culpeper, VA 22701, USA

Are you concerned about the future of your working farm or forest? Careful planning can help ensure that what you value about your land will be passed on to the next generation and reduce your family'...

Read more Cost: Free; please register USD
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No Till Vegetable Production

08 July 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

This workshop will showcase Fauquier Eduation Farm's ongoing demonstration with Virginia Tech on No Till vegetable production.For more information: Contact Jim Hankins, Farm Coordinator, (540) 341-795...

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Big Woods Walk

12 July 2015 2:00 pm

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Montpelier Visitor Center 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957

At Montpelier -- Hike through the National Landmark Forest—a rare hardwood climax forest composed of towering poplars, stately oaks, and sprawling beeches. Guests will learn about ecology, conservatio...

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Working Woods Walk

19 July 2015 2:00 pm

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Montpelier Visitor Center 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Venture deep into the Montpelier Demonstration Forest on a two-hour hike guided by experts in forest conservation. Learn about cultivation strategies that generate mutual benefit to man and nature, bo...

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Tomato, Tomato, Tomato

22 July 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

Last year Fauquier Education Farm had a field variety trial of 15 different tomatoes. This year they will narrow it down to 6 of the top producers and try to maximize production. They will discuss tom...

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Civil War Trail & Freedman's Farm Walking Tour Walk

15 August 2015 2:00 pm

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Montpelier Visitor Center 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, VA 22957

Walk in the footsteps of McGowan's Brigade on Montpelier's Civil War Trail, carving a path through archaeological remains of this Confederate winter camp to a reconstructed camp street. Conclude at th...

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Mountains of Melons

19 August 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

One of the great joys of summer is the abundance of ripe melons from the garden. In this workshop Fauquier Education Farm will showcase our variety trials of summer melons and how you can satisfy that...

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Pick a Peck of Peppers

23 September 2015 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Fauquier Education Farm 8396 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187, USA

This is another repeat from last year that was washed out when Fauquier Education Farm tried to have a field day. They had a great crop of peppers but didn't get the chance to spread the word about ho...

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