New River Valley

The New River Valley region

Week 3 Recap: Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

Following up on last week’s action – Reduce the Size of Your Lawn or Garden – this week we talked about the importance of Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape. One of the highlights of this week was our partnership with Plant SWVA Natives to give away 200 Rosebud and Oak saplings! There are many …

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Native Tree Giveaway!

Plant SWVA Natives and Sustainable Blacksburg are partnering to distribute native oak and red bud trees in the New River Valley this spring. Both trees need well-drained sites. All trees are one year old bareroot saplings. They need to be planted in potting soil or earth within a day of receipt. All new trees should …

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Week Three: 21 Actions for 2021

We touched upon this briefly last week but Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape is such an important topic we want to dedicate week 3 to this discussion. Why Add Native Plants to Your Landscape? According to Carol Schwobel, who is on the Board of Directors of the New River chapter of the Virginia Native …

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Week Two: 21 Actions for 2021

Use Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden It’s that time of year where we awake from our winter hibernation and head outside to start preparing our yard for the warmer months. That’s why we are focusing Week Two on Using Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden. Whether you are landscaping or growing your …

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Week One: 21 Actions for 2021

Support Local Food Sources We’re kicking off our 21 Actions for 2021 with Supporting Local Food Sources. One of the {many} awesome things about Blacksburg and the surrounding area is the farms and local food producers. We are so lucky to have access to such a wonderful source of homegrown options! This week we will …

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Steps We Can Take to Lead a Sustainable Life

Sustainable living is important because it ensures future generations a habitable world they can enjoy. But what does it mean to live sustainably and what exactly are we trying to accomplish? A sustainable lifestyle attempts to reduce our impact on the environment by altering our methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet to reduce our …

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Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley

Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley connects community bounty with community need. To offer something you have that someone else could use or to look for a need of your own, visit their Facebook page or their website. Contact: LookingOutNRV@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LOFEONRVWebsite: https://sites.google.com/view/lofeonrv/home?authuser=0

NRV TimeBank

Regional neighbor-to-neighbor skill sharing and assistance. Supports social equity and vulnerable populations, in partnership with local nonprofits. Monthly orientation meetings will help you to learn more and get involved! Contact: Ellen Stewart estewart@blacksburg.gov Or signup online at New River Valley TimeBank.