Saturday, August 30, 2008


Due to an overwhelming community response, the meeting venue has been changed to Tabor Presbyterian Church at the corner of Crozet Avenue and Tabor Street in Crozet. The time and date remain the same: September 4, 2008 at 6pm. Please car pool if possible. Please come with your ideas as this will be a brainstorming session.

Denise Murray

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Opportunity for Community Owned Business

Fabulous Foods market in Crozet is going out of business and will close in mid September. All those interested in participating in a discussion about the feasibility of a community owned and operated business are invited to attend the first of a series of meetings to be held at 6pm on September 4, 2008 at the Blue Ridge Co Housing Common House in Crozet (the former Schulman home on Parkview Rd behind the Veterinary clinic on Route 240). For directions please visit: For more information you may contact Denise Murray 540-447-0912/

Denise Murray

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Introduction to Permaculture weekend workshop in Oct - Nov

Weekend workshop in Fall 2008

Introduction to Permaculture: Sustainability Strategies for the Blue Ridge

This 3 day Introduction to Permaculture workshop will focus on basic principles and strategies to live more sustainably in your home, neighborhood or community. The course will be held on October 31 - November 2 near Charlottesville, Virginia. The workshop will focus on permaculture ethics and principles, observation and patterns in nature, and implement permaculture strategies to use them to improve soil, grow food, harvest water, utilize renewable energy and regenerative building techniques, and build sustainable communities.

The course is offered through the Blue Ridge Permaculture Institute, and will be a hands-on, intensive weekend training workshop. The cost for the course is a sliding scale, $195-$250, and limited work-trade positions are available. For more information, contact Terry Lilley at or visit the website