Greene County

Greene County

PEC serves as an asset to citizens in Greene who seek to protect this traditionally agricultural community from increasingly rapid development.

  • Our Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign helps people find local food and drink options!The campaign also builds relationships between growers, food artisans, farmers’ markets, retailers, restaurants, and institutions.
  • Public Hearing Scheduled for 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update On November 19, 2014, residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas about Greene’s future with the county Planning Commission. The commission is holding a “public hearing” to hear from residents as it begins its review of the county’s 2015 Comprehensive Plan.

From the Piedmont View

The following articles appeared in PEC's Membership Newsletter -- The Piedmont View

A Tale of Two Alums

Dec 12, 2014
Pablo Teodoro stands outside of his store, Great Harvest Bread Co., in Old Town Warrenton.
Since 2009, PEC has offered the Exploring the Small Farm Dream course to aspiring farmers—helping them take a long hard look at their dreams and to answer the question, “Is starting a farm business a good fit for me?” As the title of the course suggests, every partici­pant comes to the course with their own unique dream—an idea that they want to explore. It is these dreams that form the starting point of the course, which evaluates student’s goals, skills, interests, physical and financial resources, and the merits of their ideas in order to settle on a course of action.

PEC Awarded Madison Family Cup for Conservation Efforts

Dec 12, 2014
PEC receives the Madison Family Cup Award at Montpelier. Photo by Kelley Spurlock, courtesy of The Montpelier Foundation
In early November, the National Society of the Madison Family Descendants honored PEC with the Madison Family Cup for its noteworthy conservation efforts at Montpelier and the surrounding Orange County environs.

Letter from the President- Fall 2014 Edition

Sep 15, 2014
Photo by Natalie Sheffield, 2014 PEC Fellow
One of the important characteristics of PEC is that we are relevant. Our mission, our programs, our actions, and our words are taken seriously, both within our communities and by theoutside world. And even though PEC gets the most attention for our stances in oppositionto questionable or poorly conceived projects such as the Dominion Transmission Line projector the Charlottesville Western Bypass, the reality is that the bulk of our work is proactive and positive in nature, and it matters

Farmer-Chef Express

Sep 15, 2014
Local chef Justin Garrison
The Piedmont Environmental Council is always looking for ways to strengthen our local food economy. After a lot of brain­storming, developing and website testing, Farmer-Chef Express was launched this past August!

Teaming Up to Save the "Brookie"

Dec 11, 2013
Virginia’s state fish, the eastern brook trout, is in trouble. The Commonwealth’s only native trout has seen a sharp decline in population due to a detrimental combination of rising temper­atures, physical barriers to streamflow, pollution, and habitat loss. Many expect the species to be added to VA’s Wildlife Action Plan list in the near future.

More Local Issues

  • Dec 11, 2014

    Greene Update -- Dec 2014

    Text from our Dec 2014 Member Newsletter: This past fall, Greene’s Planning Commission kicked off its five-year review of the Comprehensive Plan with a public hearing to allow people to offer sug­gestions. PEC shared its ideas, and we will follow the discussion over the next few months. We’ve identified multimodal transportation, growth area planning, farming, rural agritourist businesses, and wireless as areas where the Plan could use some tweaking. Read More
  • Nov 10, 2014

    The Future of Greene County

    Greene County Public Hearing for 2015 Comprehensive Plan Update. On November 19, residents will have the opportunity to share their ideas about Greene’s future with the county Planning Commission. The commission is holding a “public hearing” to hear from residents as it begins its review of the county’s Comprehensive Plan. The current Plan was approved in 2010. This may be the only chance residents have to voice their opinions to the whole commission and influence what actually gets revised in the Plan. Read More
  • Feb 15, 2012

    Creekside—More Development and More Traffic on Rt. 29

    Update: At its February 28th meeting, the Greene County Board of Supervisors narrowly approved the Fried Companies requested rezoning to increase density on their 400+ acre parcel with a 3-2 vote. Supervisors Lamb and Peyton voted against the project while Supervisors Deane, Cox and Frydl voted for the project. Read More

Staff
David Holtzman
Greene & Culpeper County
Land Use Field Officer
540-967-7557

Rex Linville
Greene & Albemarle County
Land Conservation Officer
434-977-2033 ext 7064