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    Sustainable Socials – Winchester

    Swing by Sexi-Mexi Burritos on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 for a chat about environmental issues, sustainable gardening, farm-to-table sourcing, and more. A casual happy hour for Sustainability Matters members, volunteers and friends. Join like-minded folk in sharing concerns and becoming part of the solution! Please note this is a MONTHLY event….

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    Sustainable Socials – Harrisonburg

    Swing by the Golden Pony on third Wednesdays for a chat about environmental issues, sustainable gardening, farm-to-table sourcing, and more. A casual happy hour for Sustainability Matters members, volunteers and friends. Join like-minded folk in sharing concerns and becoming part of the solution! Note: this is a MONTHLY event, starting this Wednesday, July 17. Details…

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    Environmental Trivia Night

    Join conservation collaborative Sustainability Matters at Backroom Brewery THIS FRIDAY for a fun, educational, and deeply challenging evening of environmental trivia!! Bring your friends, and come test your knowledge of plants, bugs, wildlife, and environmental issues. Trivia starts at 7 pm, but arrive starting at 5:30 for dinner, with a special farm-to-table menu and the…

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    Bad Bugs: a Backyard Bestiary

    Join Sustainability Matters, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) at Blandy for entomologist updates on garden and agricultural pests including spotted lanternflies, emerald ash borers, stinkbugs, and periodical cicadas. Learn about ID, life cycles, and cutting edge developments, like the wasp that’s taking down stinkbugs. Meet live insects, view preserved specimens, and…

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    Poetry in Nature

    Explore the creative force that plein air writing brings to your poetry. Poet Sarah Kohrs will guide and inspire us with hands-on activities and advice from nature poets. There will be time to write and share amidst Blandy’s beauty. FOSA & SM members $10, nonmembers $15 Reservations Recommended: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/m3fBd5HR09VYSz68

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    Grower to Grower: Spring Networking

    The life of a professional grower isn’t easy. Join your peers at our second quarterly Grower to Grower to share challenges, solutions, marketing thoughts and ideas for working together to pool resources.   All professional growers, serious homesteaders and those in grower-adjacent fields (professional buyers, lenders, etc.) are welcome.   For those who are interested…

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    Fiesta in the Garden

    On Cinco de Mayo, join Sustainability Matters at the Barns of Rose Hill for a Fiesta of sustainable gardening. The half day workshop includes three talks on environmentally friendly gardening practices, delectable Farm-to-Table Mexican snacks by Sexi-Mexi Burritos, and a preview of an exciting new sustainability-themed art exhibition curated by Sustainability Matters. Bring the family:…

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    Earth Day Shenandoah & Community Plant Swap

    Join new environmental non-profit Sustainability Matters for Shenandoah County’s first big Earth Day celebration! Environmentally themed activities, locally sourced food, adorable animals, sustainability friendly vendors, educational presentations, displays, demos and giveaways. Free and family friendly. Earth Day will run concurrently with Sustainability Matters’ first Community Plant Swap of 2019. Divide your perennials, start extra seedlings,…

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    Mushroom Growing: a Hands-On Workshop

    Ready to upgrade from tomatoes and lettuce? Mushroom growing is the ideal way to use those shady spaces where the sun-lovers won’t produce. New conservation organization Sustainability Matters partners with the Virginia Dept. of Forestry and the US Forest Service for an introduction to mushroom growing, suitable both for home gardeners and potential forest farmers….

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    Seed Swap

    Kick off the growing season by joining new conservation organization Sustainability Matters at our first annual Seed Swap. Bring your vegetable, herb, annual, and perennial seeds to share and swap with others. The swap is free to all and will operate on a ”bring what you can; take what you need” basis. Thanks to the…

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