Pearisburg Festival in the Park

June 17th & 18th- Pearisburg Festival in the Park Come out the weekend of June 17th & 18th to the Pearisburg Festival in the Park. This year, we celebrate 32 years of this fun festival at the Pearisburg Community Center on Wenonah Avenue. We welcome the LOVE to Giles County! Come & have your picture taken!   There are rides & games for...

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Apr 17 2016

May 7- Spring Up Wolf Creek Bike Ride Event

May 7- Spring Up Wolf Creek Bike Ride Event Held on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in Narrows, VA Take your pick of approximately a 20 mile, 32 mile or a 42 mile round trip ride, or you can ride as much of the course that you want. Enjoy the Spring foliage and the serene ride along Wolf Creek nestled in the Alleghany...

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April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards

April 23, 2016- Sustainable Viticulture at JBR Vineyards 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. JBR Vineyards, 1251 Springdale Road (Not GPS-able. Go 1.8 miles up Springdale Road from Trigg. No facilities.)   Learn about sustainable viticulture practices Site selection Erosion control Water usage How to minimize use of pesticides Fertilizer usage Composting Animal control More See a working wine grape vineyard Observe planting techniques Other related topics: trellising, vine pruning, vine density Ask questions Here are driving directions to the vineyard: From I81...

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April 28-Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans "Every customer who walks by your market booth represents money gained or lost. Just as you harvest your farm products, you harvest your customers. Come learn about winning direct marketing strategies that you can implement this year for maximized profits, " states Dr. Theresa Nartea, Marketing & Agribusiness Assistant Professor and Extension...

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Apr 09 2016

Free Marketing Workshop for Local Food Producers and Artisans on April 28

April 21-How to Grow Food Products For Sale Local growers and producers are invited to a free workshop on growing produce for direct sales on April 21,  9 to noon, at the Giles Lifesaving and Rescue Squad Building in Pearisburg. Speaker Allen Straw, Area Specialist in horticulture, small fruit and specialty crops will provide the latest information on new production management techniques and possibilities of marketing crops in...

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Apr 07 2016

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years

Green Market in Pembroke Celebrates 25 Years Ron Holdren is a third generation farmer and a Giles County native, from Newport.  He has not always been a farmer.  While attending Giles High School, Holdren was in 4-H and FFA.  During his senior year, he was selected as a Virginia 4-H All Star.  In 1991, he and his wife Lisa started their...

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Apr 06 2016

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season

New Pearisburg Community Market Manager Hired for 2016 Season Pembroke resident, Matthew Bowman, will join the Pearisburg Community Market in April as the new Market Site Manager. He is a graduate of Emory and Henry College with a degree in Environmental Studies. Since moving to Pembroke, Bowman has been a small-scale producer, growing Hydroponic Microgreens. [caption id="attachment_22125" align="alignright" width="169"] Pembroke resident, Matthew...

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Apr 04 2016

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market

Local Food, Music and Kids Art at the Community Market The Giles Arts Council in partnership with the Town of Pearisburg are pleased to announce that the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, have awarded a Local Government Challenge grant to Pearisburg to integrate free weekly kids art activities and free monthly live music performances...

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