Being, Learning, Serving: Floyd Voluntours

This is the fourth year that SustainFloyd has hosted a group of spring-breaking students from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. Our name for the week is FLEX–the Floyd Experience. The sponsoring organization’s name is VOLUNTOURS, a function of         * Via International. The student group is divided into three “teams.” Every day […]

Terra Infirma and the Boggy Ox Carts of Floyd

I feel certain that Floyd County of all the Commonwealth’s counties, has more miles of “unimproved” roads than any other. I’m sure I’ve at least heard that stated as fact. You just can’t quite appreciate, with the figure of those many hundreds of miles of so-called gravel, how incredibly unimproved this particular one has become over the […]

The Family Farm: This Week’s Final Film

The trailer here points the way for more of what you’ll see–and afterwards, discuss at the Floyd Country Store, perhaps after sharing a pot-luck dinner staring at 6:30. Highly recommended. Take a look at this month’s SustainFloyd Newsletter, or skip straight to this Sustainfloyd Family Album 2 minute slide show of people, places and events in […]

The Ecology of Well-being

Still debriefing from our trip to Missouri and back a short while ago, I have dug out another image from the road. The background was shot from the passenger’s side, going Ann’s interstate speed (which is considerably faster than Fred’s) and I marvel at what turned out to be an image with remarkable crispness and freedom […]

The Buck Stops Here

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 […]

SustainFloyd Solar Home Ramblers Oct 17

Floyd Musicians, Artist and Farmer Welcome Site Visitors! Floyd County is known for its music, art, beautiful farms and sustainable living.  Last year, Floyd was the site for SustainFloyd’s popular Tiny House Tour.  So when the community group decided to invite the public to a solar home tour this Saturday ranging across the County, it […]