Scottsville’s Art Walk

Scottsville’s Art Walk 2nd Saturdays Beginning May 9, 2015 3PM until Dark Downtown Scottsville, VA Did you know on the second Saturdays of the month Scottsville’s main street turns into an art district! Over 100 art pieces are displayed! There is also wine and beer tastings, food trucks, children activities and you can create you […]

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Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival

May 9th and 10th, 2015 Claudius Crozet Park Crozet, VA Celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the Crozet Arts and Crafts Festival. You will find over 100 artists and crafters at this spring festival! There is also live music, plenty of food and drinks and entertainment for the children. They are celebrating their 35th year so […]

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2015 Charlottesville Eco Fair

April 26, 2015 11AM to 5PM Main Street Arena Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Eco Fair is a great place to learn about local environmental groups while enjoying live music, local food, kid’s activities and more! For a complete schedule visit Charlottesville Eco Fair website.

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Montpelier Wine Festival

May 2 & 3, 2015 James Madison’s Montpelier 11407 Constitution Highway Montpelier Station, Virginia You know spring is here when its time for the Montpelier Wine Festival! Lots of food and fun with arts and crafts, children activities and of course the wine tastings. For a list of the wineries and all the activities please […]

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The Hatton Ferry 2015 Season Opens April 18th

The Hatton Ferry will begin the 2015 season on April 18, 2015 and run through October 25, 2015. They are open from 9 AM until 5 PM on Saturdays and Noon to 5 PM on Sundays. On Opening Day there will be live music and food available. The Ferry relies solely on donations so please […]

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Invasive Plants That Can Affect Your Land

According to an article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, a new list from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation has identified 87 non-native invasive plant species in Virginia  These invasive plants affect everyone, from the government, to the farmer, to the homeowner.  The United States has seen a $34 billion yearly economic loss due […]

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Farms See Higher Energy Input Expenses From Fertilizer than Fuel

You might be surprised to learn that farms are spending more on fertilizer and pesticides than fuel.  The USDA Economic Research Service and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey found that the highest energy expenses come from indirect energy sources such as fertilizers and pesticides.  The agricultural farm’s share of indirect expenses is about 17.1%.  Whereas, […]

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