November eNews: Conference, Events, Policy & Opportunities

Below are some brief updates from our November eNews. If you would like to receive VABF's monthly eNews, you may sign up here. Virginia Biological Farming Conference Smith Mountain Lake near Roanoke January 29 - 30, 2016 Join [...]

Conservation: Policy Bytes from NSAC

Policy Bytes from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition Web Site By Mark Schonbeck CONSERVATION Working Lands Conservation Programs NRCS has released guidance to its State offices for the EQIP Organic Initiative, High Tunnel Initiative, On [...]

Bellair Farm: VABF Member Establishes Organic CSA on Historic Site near Charlottesville

By Mark Schonbeck On my way home from Richmond on March 26 of this year, I stopped at Bellair Farm, to interview VABF member Jamie Barrett, who has established a successful Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). [...]

Lick Run Farm: Realizing a Vision of Urban Permaculture and Community Development in Roanoke, VA

Based on an interview with farm owner Rick Williams, by Mark Schonbeck I first learned about Lick Run Farm in Roanoke when our friend Rachel Theo-Maurelli joined my wife and me for dinner one evening [...]

Richmond Farm Tour Cancelled

The Richmond Farm Tour has been, officially and regretfully, cancelled for this year. None of the farms are open to visitors this weekend, Oct 3-4. The fields and parking areas are just too wet. However [...]

2nd Annual Richmond Farm Tour

BUY A TICKET Tag: “Shake the hands that feed you” Dates: October 3rd and 4th 2015 // 1 – 6PM For more information contact: Colin Beirne, Ellwood Thompson’s Marketing Director, at 804-467-4375 or and [...]