Category Archives: Community

Not Sleeping In

No I'm not sleeping in these days nor have I run out of things to say. You kidding? I just seem to be juggling cats most all the time any more and wondering in years past where I found the time to spend filling this page with dog and snake stories, grampa tales and avuncular pronouncements about things environmental. Below: some of what I've been up to by way of a "story" I created (with a few images also from Andy M) from Saturday's Floyd Market Breakfast, organized and made to happen by SustainFloyd and a lot of great community volunteers. Continue Reading ››

The Buck Stops Here

IMG_4934deerHunter480 You'll note that I have protected the anonymity of the hunter as well as taking the precautionary measure of doing the same to the deer, so as to avoid any legal actions by relatives of the deceased. I can count on the fingers of one hand then number of times we've been surprised by another human voice on our trails. Then, generally, it's a predictable neighbor who has a long tradition of using the "New Road" down from his end of Goose Creek Gorge to access Goose Creek Run for the next … Continue Reading ››

Business With Pleasure: Storytelling With Purpose

Nola Albert tells her story to Jonathan Kingston, 2009
Nola Albert tells her story to Jonathan Kingston, 2009
So several things are or will soon be taking more of my attention, even while the impulse to share by way of this irrelevant blog keeps begging for some share of my attention and I cannot refuse it. First, the new notion and intention to tell the personal stories behind the vendors and farmers and volunteers and members of SustainFloyd. This is a developing "working group" in whose future elaboration I am involved, … Continue Reading ››

Earth Day on Floyd Time

Yes, the official Earth Day was Wednesday, April 22. We're just being very intentional and making the day accessible to working parents and their children, farmers and out-of-town visitors.  Below are the details. See you there!
Floyd Virginia Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Floyd EcoVillage on Franklin Pike. This is a FREE, FUN educational event. Guest speaker from Mother Earth News to describe tips on growing ginseng. Eco activities for children. Free local tree seedlings. Local ecological businesses explain products and services. From Nature walks, forestry, medicinal herbs, organic … Continue Reading ››

Voluntouring Students Find Floyd VA

This will be the third year that SustainFloyd has had a role to play with visiting students from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. It will be the first year I have been involved with VolunTours, and I am looking forward to it, and envious of the week-long experience that these 25 young people will have after they arrive at the Ecovillage tomorrow. I’ll have a part in their orientation after dinner on Saturday, and then we will spend three hours together in Celebration Hall on Monday afternoon—a block of time that is more than I would have chosen for … Continue Reading ››