Learn about inexpensive and thoughtful ways to turn your food waste back into nourishment for the soil. Mark gives ideas for low cost, efficient and bear proof composing.
Take two minutes and have a look at who Sustain Floyd is and catch up with what we have been doing. To learn more about who Sustain Floyd is and what we do click below.
Our allies, the trees are important for many reasons. They bring beauty into our lives, they support birds and insects, and they play a critical role in climate stabilization. When the maple tree next to the Floyd Farmers Market was under threat, because it was looking a little too ragged
When Corning, Inc. In Christiansburg decided to upgrade kilns they realized that they had a large amount of material that needed a new home. Rather than running everything to the landfill, someone at the company took the time to reach out to the community to see if the materials could
With the Holiday season upon us, here are a few things that you can do to be more eco- friendly this Holiday season. 1. Buy locally-made gifts. Give back to the Floyd community by stocking up on gifts purchased at local businesses around town. You can also now shop from many of your
It is told that, in the forests of post-revolutionary Virginia, the widely-spaced mature trees stood so tall and created so much shade that a gentleman could ride horseback from Richmond to Bristol and never take his hat off to brush and low branches. A squirrel could cover the same distance without touching the ground.
By Jane Cundiff ALL of our food plants were once wild. Most of our cultivated plants are more mild and thus have fewer vitamins and minerals than wild plants. Many of the weeds we spend so much time trying to get rid of are more nutritious than the greens we
Growing a garden has endless benefits. During times of uncertainty, literally putting your hands in the earth and caring for plants is a wonderful way to stay grounded. It comes with the added benefit of providing food for you, your family, your neighbors, and pollinators! Use the resources on this
Regifting has gotten a bad reputation over the last several years as a “give up gift” or being seen as “cheap.” It wasn’t too long ago when regifting was seen as an honor or a great treasure. If your grandmother gave you a scarf from her closet, it wasn’t because
We are passionate about combating food waste. Whether it’s through buying less for personal consumption, donating to local food banks, or composting for your garden, we are always thinking of ways to reduce what goes into the landfills. One particularly delicious way to cut down on waste is to cook!
SustainFloyd has many focuses from agricultural awareness and economics to the alternative energy, but something that is particularly poignant this time of year is sustainability. It is in our name, after all. But how can you live sustainably when the holiday season pushes for spending money on gifts and elaborate