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    November 10, 2020: GET PAID TO GO GREEN: Funding for Conservation Practices Online Event

    Hosted by Sustainability Matters Free Online Event REGISTER Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land! There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding…

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    September 22, 2020: Greener than Grass: A (Virtual!) Sustainable Landscaping Workshop

    Presented by Sustainability Matters Hosted by Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU and Sustainability Matters Online Event $15 Registration Turf grass is America’s #1 crop…yet has no ecological value whatsoever. Learn to landscape more sustainably, replacing your grass with no-mow alternatives that offer food and beauty to pollinators, wildlife, you, and your family. This will…

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    August 15, 2020: HiveLive: Live from the Beehive! Online Event

    On #NationalHoneybeeDay, hang with the bees for Sustainability Matters very first #HiveLive! Join everyone’s favorite schoolteachers, Amy & Jennifer, to meet the bees of Seven Bends State Park. Go inside the hives maintained by Shenandoah County Beekeepers. Meet the queen and get to know her social structure. There’ll be time for Q & A, and the event…

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    September 5, 2020: Grapes & Graze: A Virtual Wine Tasting (with Sheep!) Online Event

    A fundraiser for Sustainability Matters, hosted by Star in the Valley. Real wine. Real sheep. And for extra crunch, real Route 11 Potato Chips, paired with the wine! Support Sustainability Matters and celebrate Labor Day weekend from the comfort of your own home, at a virtual wine tasting. Join us via Zoom, with wine & chips…

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    March 1, 2020: Growing Edibles in Containers (Aldie Virginia)

    No garden? No problem! Learn to grow delicious edibles in containers. Sustainability Matters educators will cover soil, drainage, container size, type and placement. We’ll highlight the types of vegetables that do best in containers, when to plant them, and how to maintain your plants for the best harvest. Hosted by PEC at their Community Farm….

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    March 11, 2020: Sustainability Matters Volunteer Orientation – Clarke County (Boyce Virginia)

    Looking for a fun, conservation-based volunteer activity in 2020? Come work with Sustainability Matters! We’re a new, volunteer-driven non-profit, with a focus on conservation education and community building. Join us for a brief volunteer orientation in Blandy’s library before Not in Our Backyard: How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly. Get an overview of Sustainability Matters and…

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    May 19, 2020: Get Paid to Go Green: Funding for Conservation Practices Hosted by Sustainability Matters (Maurertown Virginia )

    Thought about planting a pollinator meadow or riparian buffer, but daunted by the expense? Find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of eco-friendly improvements to your land! There’s no minimum acreage required for several of the programs, and funding is available for wildlife & pollinator habitat, tree…

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    February 25, 2020: Get Paid to Go Green: Funding for Conservation Practices (Edinburg Virginia)

    Thought about planting trees along your creek or putting in a livestock watering system, but put off by the expense? Come find out how to get state and federal programs to cover most of the cost of improving your land! *** PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is geared at the agricultural community. Those who are not…

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    April 18, 2020: Earth Day Shenandoah & Community Plant Swap (Woodstock Virginia)

    2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day! SAVE THE DATE to join Sustainability Matters and our official media partners, 92.5 WINC FM and the Northern Virginia Daily/Winchester Star, for the NSV’s largest Earth Day celebration. Free & family-friendly! #EarthDayShenandoah There’ll be: – a mega Community Plant Swap – Tesla Test Drives – free Tai…

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    March 21, 2020: Greener than Grass: a Sustainable Landscaping Workshop (Harrisonburg Virginia)

    Greener than Grass: a Sustainable Landscaping Workshop                    Presented by Sustainability Matters Saturday, March 21 | 9 AM – 12 NOON $30/Registration Edith J. Carrier Arboretum at JMU Turf grass is America’s #1 crop…yet has no ecological value whatsoever. Learn to landscape more sustainably, replacing your grass…

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