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    (Boyce, VA) Winter Tree ID Walk & Holiday Potluck

    They all look the same without their leaves, don’t they? Join Sustainability Matters at the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) for an approximately 90 minute guided walk and ID primer by Virginia State Forester Matt Wolanski. You’ll never mistake an oak for a walnut again. Holiday themed potluck and social hour with fellow nature nerds will…

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    (Woodstock, VA) Go Green, Get Green: Intro to Green Business

    Join local conservation non-profit Sustainability Matters and the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce to learn how to improve your business’s bottom line through eco-friendly practices and green marketing. We’ll introduce a few key concepts, and hear from Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips, Matt Klus from the Brewhouse, and Crissy Willis of Sexi-Mexi Burritos about…

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    (Edinburg, VA) Party at the Landfill

    Sustainability Matters is making trash bloom! We’re planting pollinator habitat at the Shenandoah County Landfill, with the ultimate goal that every time a local landfill covers up a trash cell, pollinator habitat, not fescue, gets planted on top. Come learn about the project and help us seed the pilot plot and unveil the educational signage!

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    (Harrisonburg, VA) Fall Tree & Acorn ID Walk

    Wednesday, October 30 | 3 PM – 5 PM $15/Registration Join Sustainability Matters and the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum for a guided walk and ID primer by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Forestry Specialist Adam Downing. There’ll be time for Q&A and chat in the Frances Plecker Education Center afterward, followed by a closing art reception for…

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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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