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November 8, 2014
Fields, pastures, creek sides....and Trees
How could it work for you?

9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Lord Fairfax Community College’s Fauquier Campus

Come find out about agroforestry in a day-long workshop focused on two practices, riparian buffer and silvopasture systems. These practices provide a way to bring trees back into our farming to work for us, and the land.

Silvopasture is the intentional management of trees, forage, and livestock that can make for happy healthy herds. Agroforestry riparian buffers are bands of trees planted parallel to creeks. The buffers provide opportunities to produce market products such as fruits, nuts, florals, and more. Because both practices incorporate more trees in the landscape, they play an important role in
improving our soil health and water quality.

We invite interested landowners and producers to join us for this day-long workshop where we will provide you with information on how to get started with these two practices. Experts from both the private and public sector will be on hand to answer questions, and landowners will share their first hand experience these practices.

The workshop costs $15 to attend, which includes lunch. Click here to register online. For more information, please contact Paxton Ramsdell at 540.231.0790 or pramsdel@vt.edu.

May 1-2, 2015
Community School’s Strawberry Festival Presented by Hometown Bank

Website: www.strawberryfestivalroanoke.com

Strawberry Festival presented by Hometown Bank is a free admission two day family event kicking off the beginning of festival season in the Roanoke Valley, and celebrating all things strawberry! Come enjoy homemade strawberry shortcakes, strawberry sundaes, chocolate dipped strawberries, strawberry smoothies and more. Live music, kid’s games, climbing wall, arts and crafts and food vendors. Check out our website for schedules, directions and more.

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