Special Event: Tuesday, February 27th | 9:30-11am in the Blue Ridge Ballroom (room 201), Plemmons Student Union @ ASU
Dr. John Boyd Jr. and Kara Boyd will share their experiences during an informal community conversation titled, “Keeping NC & VA Farmers Growing.”
DIY winter nutrition boosters
Winter nutrition is harder to come as we often rely on produce that is frozen, canned, or has traveled from a warmer climate.
Join us for this Homegrown Workshop where sustainability educator, Brooke Kornegay, will be discussing how to easily and successfully grow microgreens, winter baby greens and herbs. Participants will also learn how to make kombucha and will be invited to sample all of these homegrown nutrition boosters.
Participants can take home a 10"x 20" tray, potting mix, and micro greens seed for additional cost.
High Country Local First & Lettuce Learn to offer $1,500 in school garden funding. For every Local First Rewards Card sold, High Country Local First (HCLF) donates $5 to support local school garden programs in Watauga and Ashe Counties. Farm-to-school grant awards to total $1,500 will be given to local schools and preschools interested in building or expanding their garden-based education programming. Lettuce Learn (a program of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture) is helping to manage the 2018 grant program in hopes of assisting schools and teachers with implementation, program sustainability, and professional development.
For a celebration in honor of our current, past, and future members... Everyone is welcome!
Come learn about what we're up to this year and why becoming a member is a beneficial investment in yourself and your community.
Share your ideas about ways to help strengthen our local food system while enjoying a delicious brunch prepared by Lost Province and BRWIA's staff and board.
Pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $8 for members and $12 for non-members
BRWIA & Lost Province competing in the Rotary Charity Chili Challenge, Sat, Jan 27th @11:30am in the Blowing Rock School Gym
Taste delicious chili while also showing your support for Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture and other area nonprofits.
More information found here.
Seeking Community of Gardens Coordinator
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture is seeking a part-time Community of Gardens Coordinator. The Community of Gardens is a network of gardens, food pantries, and community meal services throughout the Watauga County. The network includes church gardens, Lettuce Learn school gardens, plot-based gardens, and other community gardens, as well as organizations such as FARM Cafe, Hospitality House, and Hunger and Health Coalition.
The goal of the Community of Gardens network is to facilitate strong relationships between gardens, community volunteers, agencies working on food security, and community groups offering food to those in need. Community of Gardens is intended to strengthen food access and food security in the High Country through sharing resources and ideas, as well as coordinated, strategic planning.