Building a 21st-century economy right here
We sponsor the Newtown Community Garden and we cooperate with other community gardens located around Staunton and Augusta County.
With some of the richest farmland in America, the Shenandoah Valley can again become the breadbasket of the East Coast as a center of the new organic, healthy food economy. This can help spur local services, cottage industries, and clean manufacturing.
Clean energy right here in the Shenandoah Valley? With costs coming down, it's becoming do-able. And it could create good local jobs and even spur local manufacturing.
Dr. Jon Cawley, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Roanoke College will talk about his project to seed heirloom apple trees in America today. He visits localities, identifies a key local element, and donates heirloom apple trees to the area. Here in Staunton, he and his students will be donating varieties of Elizabethan Era Heirloom [...]