Floyd Community Market Pavilion

Community Market

SustainFloyd welcomes this year’s farmers market vendors. Join us any Saturday morning from May to November to find fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, baked goods, flowers, preserved foods, coffee and more. Our part time vendors will bring special extras each week. To keep up with the news each …

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Floyd Energy Fest

Blue Ridge Eco Fair

A Celebration of Sustainable Living The Blue Ridge Eco Fair is founded on three years of the Floyd Energy Fest. We are excited to share the evolution of this project in 2021. We have widened the focus to include more aspects of sustainable living at our annual event. The event …

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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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Protecting Natural Resources

Adopt a Service Tree

There Are Many Reasons to Value Trees For beauty For shade For food and building materials For medicines For supporting the network of wildlife For providing oxygen and improving air quality For sequestering carbon and ameliorating climate change For conserving water and preserving soil For being our partners in the …

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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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SustainFloyd Food Truck

Refrigerated Truck

Rent the Refrigerated Truck As we researched the needs of local farmers and food entrepreneurs, one theme that kept recurring was the need for better transportation and delivery options. This lead us to use grant funding to purchase a second-hand refrigerated box truck that can be employed for delivering temperature …

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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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Solar Wagon

Solar VoltzWagon

Sustainfloyd is moving forward to promote energy independence in a sustainable fashion. We have undertaken a project to design and build a mobile solar electric generator. This generator is a valuable tool in educating Floyd County adults and children about the benefits of renewable energy. In addition to the educational …

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SNAP Wells Fargo Donation

SNAP Program

Improving Access to Local Foods To provide local food for the whole community, SustainFloyd has provided an EBT (food stamp) machine at the Floyd Community Market to receive tokens for purchases from our local growers. This allows families receiving SNAP benefits to purchase fresh, local foods at a reduced rate. The …

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Voluntours March 2016

Voluntours

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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