Economics of Happiness Film

Film Series

Since 2011 SustainFloyd has been showing a series of documentary films relating to our mission. It’s one way to get enliven the local discussion of issues relating to securing a sustainable future. Our film committee considers ideas for films submitted by board and community members and tries to offer documentaries […]

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Resources and Links

Farm / Agriculture / Food Farm To School Food Navigator-USA National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition The Contrary Farmer: Gene Logsdon What is Sustainable Agriculture? Plenty! Floyd Value Adding Feasibility Study In and Near Floyd Community Foundation NRV Grayson Land Care Healing Harvest Forest Foundation New River Land Trust Spikenard Honeybee Sanctuary

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Climate Change Factories

Personal Climate Pledge

As many of you are aware, the climate of the planet is changing rapidly. The ice caps are melting at an alarming rate and weather abnormalities are occurring more frequently. The United States now stands along among all nations in our refusal to take part in the Paris Climate Agreement,

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Growers Round Table 2016

Growers Round Table

In order to better assess the needs and wishes of local growers SustainFloyd convened a Growers Round Table in February 2016. Over 80 farmers and food entrepreneurs attended and there was a lively interaction. The meeting included representatives from the Floyd County Economic Development office, Floyd County Extension Service, and

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Beginner Farmer Workshop

Beginner Farmer Workshops

SustainFloyd has now run two series of farming workshops for beginner farmers and gardeners. Floyd has some good agricultural land, not the big swaths of flat land that are needed for large scale agriculture, but small pockets of land suited to small scale, intentional farming. This is a good location

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Voluntours March 2016


SustainFloyd partnered with Via International, of San Diego, Calif. and Tijuana, Mexico, to develop Floyd County as a site for Voluntours, a program that combines education, cross-cultural exchange, and volunteerism while directly supporting community development and sustainability efforts in local, grassroots communities. SustainFloyd hosted 4 programs during spring breaks from

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High School Salad Bar

Farm to School

SustainFloyd received funding for a two-year project aimed at bringing local foods into the school system, and providing education to students about the value of whole foods. The project allowed our project coordinator, Amy Avery Grubel, to arrange a number of tastings and lessons in the schools, and to work

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Blue Valley Organic Farm Greenhouse

Working Model Farm

For generations, Floyd County has relied on conventional agriculture as its primary economic activity, and more recently, cattle and dairy farming have dominated this industry. More than 160 people learned in January, 2013 about the model that’s been developed to theoretically allow one person to make a living off an

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