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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Delivering Garden Veggies by Bicycle

This is a continuation of a series of posts for Bike Month. The weather was wet, but as I arrived at the Muddy Bikes Garden, Adam Campbell and Beth Schermerhorn were collecting a variety of lettuces, bronze fennel, and chive blossoms and getting them packed into a basket to deliver the order of mixed salad […]

May is National Bike Month

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


May is National Bike Month

This is part one of a series of posts about Bike Month and Bike Month events. May is National Bike Month and it’s being celebrated in a big way this year in Harrisonburg. Local organizations including Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, New Community Project, and the Voluntary Gas Tax Group have banded together to put on […]

Dreams Do Come True

Friday, April 30, 2010


Dreams Do Come True

Long in the planning, Harrisonburg’s newest park opened today to warm weather, bright sunshine, and happy crowds of parents and kids of all ages. The playground is located on the East side of Neff Avenue just south of Sunchase Apartments.  The playground is designed for children with and without disabilities to be able to play […]

Page Co. Says “No Thanks” To Fibrowatt

Friday, April 30, 2010


Guest blogger Jim Turner concludes his series on Fibrowatt. Although it wasn’t anticipated to turn out this way, the March 2, 2010 Page County Board of Supervisors meeting turned into a forum where several of the Supervisors made statements against Fibrowatt’s proposal. This is reported on Fibrowatt’s own blog in an entry that also references […]

Question of the Week: Urban Agriculture

Monday, April 19, 2010


Question of the Week:  Urban Agriculture

With increased popularity of the national Slow Food movement and Virginia’s Buy Fresh Buy Local campaign, many Harrisonburg and area residents are actively finding ways to decrease their own food miles and be more connected to the food they eat.  Signs that this movement

Harrisonburg Earth Week Events

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Earth Day‘s 40th birthday is next week and local groups will be hosting an array of events beginning this Saturday, April 17th.  As promoted by the Harrisonburg Earth Week Coalition, “activities for all ages will take place all over town: movies, workshops, live performances, bird walks, scavenger hunts, and more.”

Self-Imposed Tax Club Sends H’burgers to California

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


Guest blogger Rebecca reports on the group from Harrisonburg going to Davis, California. The Harrisonburg-based Voluntary Gas Tax club, which funds projects aimed at decreasing American’s dependence on fossil fuels, will send Mayor Kai Degner, three local activists, a city Planning Commissioner, a city employee and a documentary film maker to California on Wednesday to […]

EPA Cracking Down On Manure Runoff

Monday, March 1, 2010


There’s a story in today’s Daily News-Record on local farmers concerned about the impact environmentalists and “well organized” animal rights groups could have on the dairy and beef industry in Virginia. The EPA’s primary concern is animal waste pollutants that make their way into the Chesapeake Bay. According to the DNR, some farmers are also […]

RMH Receives Grant To Heat Water With Methane

Friday, January 15, 2010


Yesterday outgoing Gov. Tim Kaine announced $10 Million in funds for the Biomass Energy Grant Program in Virginia. Some of those funds are headed to Harrisonburg.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.