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September 05, 2019 06:00 pm - September 19, 2019 07:30 pm

Jointhead Arthraxon and Japanese Stiltgrass are highly invasive annual grasses that can overtake your pastures. Tour the farm demonstration plots and learn from Virginia Cooperative Extension staff about control methods. In addition, tour best management practices (BMPs) on the farm and learn from John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) staff about the TMDL and VACS program. These programs provide financial incentives to install BMPs and improve water quality.


September 08, 2019 03:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Location: Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus, College Street 6480, Warrenton, Virginia

Local food producers and buyers are invited to network and build new purchasing relationships!

Vendor tables will be provided for local farmers, value-added producers and specialty beverage makers to set up displays, provide food samples and information about their products.


September 08, 2019 04:00 pm - 06:00 pm
Location: Lord Fairfax Community College - Fauquier Campus, College Street 6480, Warrenton, Virginia

Come taste the flavor of the Piedmont! Once the exclusive buyer-producer networking event ends at 4pm, the room is open to the public for free sampling and purchasing of locally-grown food and beverages.




September 19, 2019 06:00 pm - 07:30 pm
Location: Chapman Farm, Woodside Lane 5474, Bealeton, Virginia

Controlling highly invasive annual grasses on low lying or poorly draining pastures can be challenging! Learn from John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District, Virginia Cooperative Extension staff and other landowners about successful pasture management strategies. Tour best management practices (BMPs) on the farm and learn about an array of conservation practices including cover crops and cropland conversion, stream fencing and watering system installation and maintenance. State foresters will share information on forest stewardship plans and other services.


September 21, 2019 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Location: Monticello, Thomas Jefferson Parkway 931, Charlottesville, Virginia

Thomas Jefferson championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture. The 13th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Seed Savers Exchange celebrates Jefferson’s legacy, and the contributions to American cuisine by enslaved workers, in a family-friendly, exciting, affordable and fun-filled atmosphere, promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants. 


September 21, 2019 10:00 am - September 22, 2019 04:00 pm
Location: Farms in Culpeper County, Culpeper, Virginia

The time is drawing near...hope you have the 22nd Annual Culpeper Harvest Days Farm Tour on your calendar! We have 18 participating farms and ag-related businesses on the tour this year!


September 21, 2019 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Location: James Madison's Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Highway , Montpelier Station, Virginia

In partnership with Piedmont Environmental Council, James Madison's Montpelier and the National Trust for Historic Preservation have placed an additional 1,024 acres of historic land under permanent conservation easement, bringing the total land under protection to 1,939 acres - more than two-thirds of the 2,650-acre property! Join us in celebrating this remarkable achievement that will protect agricultural resources, forest resources, scenic open spaces, historic landscapes and views, and wildlife habitat at Montpelier.


September 28, 2019 11:00 am - September 29, 2019 05:00 pm
Location: Rappahannock County, VA

Please join us for the Rappahannock County Farm Tour, a free, two-day, self-guided event offering a behind-the-scenes glimpse of our working farms.


September 28, 2019 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Darden Towe Park, Darden Towe Park 1445, Charlottesville, Virginia

Chroma Projects is collaborating with The Rivanna Conservation Alliance to bring you this one day celebration of our river.


September 29, 2019 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Location: PEC Headquarters, 45 Horner Street, Warrenton, Virginia

Join us for our 7th Annual Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Fauquier County. After presentations from local experts, there will be a tour of PEC's Larson Native Plant Garden, where we've put into action many of the sustainable practices you'll learn about in this workshop.


October 02, 2019 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Location: Messick's Farm Market, Catlett Road 6025, Bealeton, Virginia

PEC’s Julian Scheer Fauquier Land Conservation Fund invites Fauquier farmers and landowners to learn about the variety of local conservation options available to them, such as conservation easements, Purchase of Development Rights (PDRs), farm plans, fencing cost-share, riparian buffers, habitat restoration and more!


October 06, 2019 05:30 pm - 07:30 pm
Location: Warrenton - TBD

In the Strong America presentation, Strong Towns President and Founder Charles L. Marohn, Jr. highlights some of the most powerful stories in his book Strong Towns: A Bottom Up Revolution to Rebuild American Prosperity, and uses those insights to highlight a path to community prosperity that’s as unique as your place.


October 08, 2019 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Fauquier County Farms

The 21st annual Fauquier Farm Tour and Field Day includes five stops around the county on a self-guided tour with wineries, orchards, corn mazes and farm markets. This year’s stops include Arterra Wines, Green Maple Market, Hollin Farms, Sky Meadows State Park and Stribling Orchard. Rain or shine. Free at most locations.


October 09, 2019 01:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Location: Ivy Creek Foundation, 1780 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, Virginia

Non-native invasive plants are quickly overwhelming many properties by tearing down the forest canopy and overtaking our native plants at the tree, shrub and/or groundcover levels. Understanding what invasive plants exist on the landscape and what it will take to control them can often feel overwhelming.


October 11, 2019 12:00 am - October 12, 2019 11:59 pm
Location: Virginia Union University, North Lombardy Street 1500, Richmond, Virginia

Now in its 50th year, the Virginia Environmental Assembly brings together conservation leaders from across the Commonwealth to discuss our Common Agenda to protect Virginia’s natural resources. This annual conference is hosted by Virginia Conservation Network, the partnership of more than 100 Virginia environmental organizations, including PEC.


October 13, 2019 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
Location: The Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows, 39990 Howsers Branch Dr, Aldie, Virginia

In 2019, The Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) launched its Community Farm at Roundabout Meadows, which lies between Routes 15 and 50. PEC is partnering with food pantries and other community organizations in Loudoun to increase the availability of fresh produce for those in need.


October 20, 2019 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location: Rappahannock County Park, Park Lane 7, Washington, Virginia

Join Rappahannock County Recreational Facilities (RCRFA) at Rappahannock County Park to celebrate conservation efforts to keep clean water, healthy forests, working farmland and open-space resources with the many local partners working in Rappahannock.


October 21, 2019 10:00 am - 04:00 pm
Location: Loudoun County

The Loudoun Fall Farm Tour is back for another year, with the opportunity to take a self-guided tour of dozens of local farms.


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