Short and Pithy: And Never Mind

At some point last year, we at SustainFloyd were considering creating hats and mugs (as first items in a possibly longer line) for sale as a source of revenue to support our programs–like the Farmer’s Market, the Refrigerated Truck, the VoltzWagon, and so on.

We have decided not to do this, after I brainstormed one afternoon for some possible merchandise taglines. I just found them in the dead-letter box in one of my idea cubbies. For what it’s worth then…

  • ….for tomorrow’s well-being
  • We are, each of us, a Force of Nature
  • We are ALL forces of Nature
  • Every day is Earth Day
  • Earth and Floyd County: I’d never live anyplace else.
  • Earth: I’d never live anyplace else.
  • Earth: I just wouldn’t stay here without you.
  • Floyd County, Planet Earth: No Place Like Home
  • Honoring today’s soil for tomorrow’s generations
  • One generation plants the trees; another enjoys the shade
  • Standing together for the common good
  • Today’s food and forests build tomorrow’s future
  • Restore, recycle, reuse, rethink
  • CO2: Just Say No
  • Not Missing the Age of Carbon
  • Floyd County Food: Hug a Farmer
  • Floyd County Nurtures Nature
  • Floyd County: We ARE the Environment
  • Just Give Peas a Chance
  • We Root for Trees and Peas
  • I’m in the Market for Good Food!
  • In the Market for a Taste of Floyd
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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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