Tree Swallows are well known for consuming insects that can cause trouble for livestock and crops alike. These wild birds can become an ally for farmers and gardeners in an integrated, holistic pest management strategy. Along with bats, purple martins, and other birds, Tree Swallows can play an important role in bringing balance to the natural ecology of your land.


 Join us Saturday, September 17 (5-7pm) at Brooklyn Hills Ranch in Amherst County, Virginia for a potluck and hands on demonstration of building Tree Swallow bird houses. We will be discussing the importance of welcoming these small but mighty birds and the role they play on a holistically managed farm or homestead.

Owned by Fred and Amber Lyssy, Brooklyn Hills Ranch is a regenerative family farm focused on raising pasture-based, nutrient dense meats for the local community. Fred and Amber are the hospitable hosts of the monthly Amherst meeting (meets each third Saturday of every month).


Bring a main dish to share. This is a potluck.
(Or your own dinner if you do not want to participate in the potluck).

Bring your own dishware (plate, utensils, etc).

Bring lawn chairs or a picnic blanket.

Please park in the front field before the creek.

Kids are welcome but they must be attended to by a parent during the event.

PLEASE NOTE: As always, if you are not feeling well, or have a fever, we ask that you stay home and rest.

Have questions? Contact meeting host: Fred Lyssy at:

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Brooklyn Hills Ranch, 186 Foothills Trail Amherst, VA 24521

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