Winterizing your garden

by Staff November 21, 2014

The leaves have fallen off the trees, the air is cold and the holidays are fast approaching. Homeowners take a lot of time to winterize and protect their home from the long, cold winter. But what about your garden? Taking some simple steps now will help make a tremendous difference next spring! Remove weeds, dead [...]


Support Our Local Farmers

by Staff November 11, 2014

Virginia has some beautiful farms, ranging from fruits and vegetables, cattle and many local vineyards. Supporting our local farmers is important to the environment and the community. Here are a few important reasons on why everyone needs to support our local farmers. 1. When you buy local, the food tastes better and is fresher. Crops [...]


Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course

by Sue November 5, 2014

January 19-23,2015 Newport News Marriot at City Center The Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Shortcourse produced by The Virginia Horticulture Foundation is nationally recognized annual training for individuals in the green industries! Register by November 21, 2014 and receive early bird discounts! For more information please visit the Mid Atlantic Horticulture website.



by Staff November 3, 2014

When you think of bats, images come to mind of a crazy animal that attacks you at night. The truth is, bats are a forgotten animal that helps everyone, especially farmers. They come out at night, working while we sleep. They eat a tremendous amount of bugs, ranging from mosquitoes, to moths and beetles. They [...]


2014 Virginia Beginning Grazing School

by Sue November 3, 2014

November 18 and 19, 2014 Clermont Farm Berryville, VA This is a great school to learn more about the science and practice of controlled grazing. Some of the topics to be covered are soil fertility and management, foraging and grazing management and farm and pasture design. The registration deadline is November 12th. You can register [...]


Virginia Farm to Table Conference

by Sue November 1, 2014

The 2014 annual Virginia Farm To Table Conference focuses on Nutrition, Health and Sustainability. Hosted by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Soil Health Coalition and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The first two days will be hosted at Blue Ridge Community College in Weyers Cave, VA. The third day will be at Virginia State University in [...]