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Spring Invasive Plant Workshops- Virtual and in Person

šŸŒ± Announcing Blue Ridge PRISM’s 2022 Spring Invasive Plant Workshops šŸŒ±

Join us during National Invasive Species Awareness Week for Blue Ridge PRISM’s Spring Invasive Plant Workshops! Choose which topics and settings work best for you. Sessions will focus on content specific to the spring season.

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March 1: Identification of Invasive Plants in Spring
(Online) Cost: $10

March 3: Control of Invasive Plants in Spring
(Online) Cost: $10

March 12: Charlottesville Field Session at Azalea Park
(In-Person) Cost: $25

Black Farmers Symposium- Virtual: February 17th 12:30-2pm

Join us to learn about the history and potential future of Black American farmers during theĀ Black Farmers SymposiumĀ on Thursday, Feb. 17, from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m.

A panel of four Black agriculturists will share their knowledge about starting, sustaining, and growing a business in agriculture.


Kara Brewer Boyd, event coordinator for theĀ National Black Farmers Association, is an expert on starting and sustaining business in agriculture. She will share information about small scale agriculture and what it takes to earn the distinction of being an American Farmer.

Allan LantonĀ is an established African American farmer with extensive experience inĀ aquaculture, a sustainable agricultural practice that uses the respiration of fish to feed plant crops in soilless mediums.

Deanna MiddlebrooksĀ is starting a new agriculture venture on her family farm alongside her extended family members who have been growing and selling plants for generations.Ā Deanna will share the story of how she and her family use the land to support the different stages of their lives.

Kimani AnkuĀ is a DMV native who found a love of farming and gardening through unconventional means and has turned his passion into a thriving garden coaching service. He recently acquired three acres of land outside Richmond and is taking his gardening skills to the next level by starting a farm to produce food for the community.

Open to all students, faculty, staff, and community members. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and get ideas about how to get involved in agriculture. Contact:Ā Lawrence Nightingale.

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