Dine for a Cause: SustainFloyd Souper Supper

The details of the event are on the card, click here or the image above for a larger version.

The date is December 9. Location: Floyd Country Store. Time: 6pm. Speaker Anthony Flaccavento. Everyone is welcome!

You’ll have to get dressed in your best jeans and boots and come to town on December 9 to get the full story of all that is coming together for good in Floyd County.

You’ll be especially pleased to learn of the organization’s efforts to bring about a local agricultural system that provides jobs, good local food and a shared sense of pride in Floyd County’s finest–crops of plants and of people–that together give this place its sense of vitality and enthusiasm for a shared future.

Many programs have been funded and are in place. More is needed NOW–in dollars, hours and ideas–to make these programs become an ongoing reality. If you live here (in Southwest Virginia and especially in Floyd County) come discover the energy and concrete on-the-ground efforts already underway.

There’s a place in all this for you, hopefully as an active participant!

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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