Tulip Tree Grove in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

A New Look at Virginia’s Old Trees

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.

Rural Virginia Renewable Energy Fest Sparks Curiosity, Not Controversy

Article by Mason Adams In a community where renewables have provoked backlash, expo offered a showcase for clean energy entrepreneurs, advocates.Renewable energy is still a controversial topic in Floyd County, Virginia, but solar-baked chocolate chip cookies? Not so much. Children huddled around Alex Haney, a project manager for Affordable Energy …

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In Search of Balance Film

In Search of Balance: a Review

By Fred First Imagine three circles that take in all of our life’s important domains: the circle of human physical and spiritual well-being; the circle of global health and sustainability; and the circle of mankind’s economic engines that turn nature into commerce and profit. They are inextricably interconnected, and yet …

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Market Breakfast Summer 2016

Market Breakfast Summer 2016

The Market Breakfast is becoming a summer tradition anticipated by market regulars, locals and out-of-town visitors who discover to their delight that they can have buckwheat pancakes and all the fixin’s a few steps away from the market. Settling into the shade of the massive maple at the edge of …

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Voluntours March 2016

Students Serve and Learn in Floyd

For four years – 2012 through 2016 – SustainFloyd hosted twenty-something twenty-something year olds from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. It was a life-changing experience for many of them – a first time experience of cooking their own meals, stoking the wood stove that would keep them warm, gathering eggs, …

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