Our first book that we’ll be reading for the launch of the Land & Table Book Club is by self-professed ‘lunatic’ farmer Joel Salatin. Like all his books, ‘Folks This Ain’t Normal’ is a thought provoking read. We’ll be reading it through December and then will discuss the book in our first meeting on Thursday, January 5th (7:00-8:30pm) at the Bedford Central public Library in the town of Bedford.
Books have played an important role for many of us in our journey to embracing regenerative agriculture, eating local, and self-reliant living. We are launching several pilot L&T Book Club groups in 2023.
Join us at Brooklyn Hills Ranch in Amherst County, on Saturday, November 19 (5-7pm) for a seed swap and the final Amherst County potluck of the year.
Join us Tuesday, November 15 (6-8:00pm) at the Sedalia Center for our final potluck of the year and a Back To Eden movie night!
Join us on Tuesday, October 18 (6-8pm) for an open community potluck and urban farm tour of the Lynchburg Grows glass pane greenhouses and grounds.
Join us Saturday, October 15 (5-7pm) at Brooklyn Hills Ranch in Amherst County, Virginia for a potluck and discussion on the importance of cover crops for regenerative soil health and fertility.
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.
Join us on Tuesday, September 20 (6-8pm) for a farm social, potluck, and tour at Bramble Hollow Farm in Montvale, Virginia . We will also be welcoming the Roanoke Regional Food System Partnership for some cross-pollinating conversations on building local foodsheds.
Earthen building with cob construction methods is an ancient but timeless way to bring dreams to reality using local materials. Join us at Brooklyn Hills Ranch on Saturday, August 20 (4-7pm) for a potluck and hands-on skillshare where we will demonstrate how to build an outdoor pizza oven using cob building techniques.
Join us on Tuesday, August 16 (6-8pm) at Mountain Run Farm (Camp Sedalia) for a potluck and Foraging Forum with aspiring wildcrafter Rick Stowe. Learn some best practices for finding and identifying edible plants.
Join us at the farmstead of Mark and Allison Angellini of Mountain Run Permaculture in Sedalia on Tuesday, July 26 (6-8pm). Mark will be going over how to construct a Johnson-Su bioreactor and will be discussing the importance of managing the soil microbiome.
What are some of the symptoms we can look for when visually diagnosing mineral imbalances in both plants and our own bodies? Join us for a lively discussion that will delve into some of the similarities between the biological needs of soil, plant, and human health.