Green Fire Film – Wytheville Community CollegeOctober 24, 2017
The New River Land Trust is bringing an exciting film to the New River region. Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time is the first full-length, high-definition documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. Green Fire shares highlights from his extraordinary career, explaining how he shaped conservation and the modern environmental movement. It also illustrates Leopold’s continuing influence by exploring current projects that connect people and land at the local level.
Viewers will meet urban children in Chicago learning about local foods and ecological restoration. They’ll learn about ranchers in Arizona and New Mexico who maintain healthy landscapes by working on their own properties and with their neighbors, in cooperative community conservation efforts. They’ll meet wildlife biologists who are bringing back threatened and endangered species, from cranes to Mexican wolves, to the landscapes where they once thrived. The Green Fire film portrays how Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about both people and land—his call for a land ethic—ties all of these modern conservation stories together and offers inspiration and insight for the future.
This event is FREE.
When: Tuesday October 24
Location: Wytheville Community College, Bland Hall Room 104
Trip to Historic McDonalds MillSeptember 29, 2017
Outdoor Family Class – The Art of AutumnSeptember 23, 2017
Why do leaves turn beautiful colors in the fall? What does it feel like to be a leaf spinning in the wind? Join us for an art and nature workshop inspired by autumn.
Adam Short, Virginia Master Naturalist trainee, will teach us about local trees and reveal the secrets of their fall colors. Then, we’ll whirl & twirl like leaves and make watercolor prints with local artist and art teacher, Alyssa Holland Short.
We will gather at the Glade Road parking lot. The class is FREE, but registration is required. To save your spot, email email@example.com.
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Nature Play Date – Heritage ParkSeptember 17, 2017
Help us kick off the Town of Blacksburg’s annual Sustainability Week with a play gathering at the Nature Play Space in Heritage Park. Experience the joys of free-play with other children in nature. Free, no registration required.
Date: September 17th
Location: Nature Play Space at Heritage Park
2300 Glade Road Blacksburg, VA
FarmFest with live music by SwampcandyJune 24, 2017
Join us for FarmFest at Glade Road Growing featuring live music with Swampcandy. Beer from Rising Silo Brewery, local wines, ice cream and food will be available for purchase from Tabula Rasa on Glade.
Menu from Tabula Rasa on Glade:
Sausage link on sourdough bun with sauerkraut ….$12
Grilled summer vegetables with feta and polenta ….$9
Hummus and pita ….$9
Vegetable and rye berry salad ….$6
Roasted Carrots ….$6
Garden salad with vinaigrette ….$3
Farm tour starts at 5pm, music and food begin at 6pm. Tickets are $10 per person, kids under 12 are FREE. Ride your bike and get a free ice cream cone! Bike valet available, remember to bring a bike light!
Online Ticket sales have CLOSED. Please pay for entrance at the event until the venue fills.