Lunch & Learn

Bring your lunch and learn about sustainability through our Lunch & Learn series! This series is a partnership between Sustainable Blacksburg and Blacksburg Library. Events are held on the fourth (or sometimes fifth) Wednesday of each month from 12-1 PM at Blacksburg Library. Check out recordings of our previous sessions below and stay tuned for details on upcoming topics!

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Previous Learning Lunches:

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Low Waste with Kids. Find the recording at

Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Transportation. Find the recording for this program at

Lunch & Learn: Growing Medicinal Herbs. Find the recording for this program at

Lunch & Learn: 20 Trees that are better than a Bradford Pear

Last month we learnt about native plants, and we are following up this month with native trees in a talk by Carl Absher, retired arborist. Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) is a small tree native to southeast Asia that was introduced to the USA in 1964 as ‘Bradford’ pear. Since then, multiple varieties of callery pear…

Lunch & Learn: Plant Southwest Virginia Natives

Bring your lunch and learn about Native Plants in Southwest Virginia, why you should choose native and how your garden and yard can make a difference in the natural ecosystem. We are joined by Nicole Hersch, a Regional Planner and Community Designer at the New River Regional Commission. She has a background in landscape architecture…

Lunch & Learn: Preserving Food – Saving Today’s Abundance to Enjoy Tomorrow

Learn ways to save the summer harvest for storage in your fridge, freezer, and pantry. From quick and easy to more advanced methods – you can enjoy eating locally all year! We’re joined by Brenda Springer, a Board Member of both Sustainable Blacksburg and the Blacksburg Farmers Market. She works as a CPA and dedicates…

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