Shelor's Furnace on Old Furnace Road


Annual Potato Planting Kids with Calf


Floyd Community Market Pavilion


Cow Path

Mission & Work

SustainFloyd works to leverage and preserve Floyd County’s existing assets and traditional strengths in agriculture and craftsmanship to help build a resilient rural local economy.

Supporting the growth of our community’s next generation requires a community commitment, which is why we work closely with local and state governments and agencies, local businesses, like-minded non-profits and local citizens. Together we can find ways to develop the financial and ecological health of our community for the well-being of all citizens of Floyd County. But we also join with other communities throughout the region and around the globe to model new ways of living on, working in, and caring for the world around us.

Our project areas focus on efforts to:

  • Localize our economy
  • Enhance and protect natural and cultural resources
  • Advance issues related to strengthen food systems, energy independence, transportation, waste and recycling, and education
Floyd Farmers Market Veggies
Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

~ Wendell Berry ~

Farmers Market

Farmers Market
The Floyd Community Market is a 3,000 square-foot pavilion located in the center of town.

Solar Energy

Solar Energy
We have undertaken a project to design and build a mobile solar electric generator.

Film Series

Film Series
SustainFloyd offers an annual spring and fall film series exploring sustainable topics.


Our organization runs on volunteer power. There are many opportunities to…


Your help is needed to keep these important projects moving.

Past Work

Past Work
The Farm to School program, in which SustianFloyd partnered with…

Events & Happenings

“Who’s going to stand up and save the Earth?” Neil Young once sang. Young has not been secret or silent about his environmental activism over the years with albums such as Earth (2016) or The Monsanto Years (2015). In honor...
On February 22nd, SustainFloyd screened SEED: The Untold Story as a part of their Spring 2018 Film Series. During the film, many noticed the hardships that face farmers today from extreme debt, pesticide control, and diminishing seed varieties. After the...

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