FarmFest with live music by Swampcandy

June 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.



Outdoor Family Class – Opossums and Birds

June 17, 2017

9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Heritage Park—2300 Glade Road
Ages 3 – 8+ and their families

Join Master Naturalist and avid birder, Bill Opengeri, for an engaging exploration of opossums and birds at the Nature Play Space. You may have heard that birds are descendants of the dinosaurs, but did you know opossums have connections to prehistory too? What can we learn from our furry and feathered friends? We will gather at the Glade Road parking lot. The class is FREE, but registration is required.
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Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival 2017

March 15, 2017

See the world’s best mountain films at the Banff Centre’s Mountain Film Festival World Tour on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at the Lyric Theater. Doors open at 6pm.

Tickets at or Walkabout Outfitter for $15 each.

Image of poster for Banff film festival.



Lifelong Learning Class Takes a Trip into History

October 15, 2016

Imagine living on the land your family has owned and farmed continuously since the 1700’s. Lewis Ingles “Bud” Jeffries doesn’t have to. Bud is a direct descendent of Mary Draper and William Ingles, who settled the land in the late 1750’s. His property and another across the river owned by his cousins who are also direct descendants, once made up the entire farm, ferry and tavern; both properties are under conservation easement.

Image of original home of Mary and William Ingles
Bud Jeffries and his son painstakingly rebuilt the original home of Mary and William Ingles

35 members of Virginia Tech’s Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) visited Ingles Ferry Farm in October 2016. “We enjoyed the tour and the talk by owner Bud Jeffries. It’s such a beautiful place and we’re glad to know it will remain that way. Our members are particularly interested in the rich history of this region and appreciated learning the story of the Ingles family from one of its own.” said Molly McClintock, a member of LLI. Members got tours and of the farm on both sides of the river, including the historic tavern.

Bud Jeffries summed up his family’s decision to put a conservation easement on the property in 2002: “You can’t sell your heritage. Even if one day the property is owned by someone other than a family member, the land will stay much as it was when Mary and William settled here.”