Activities

 From bicycling tours, to environmental workshops, community cleanups and ecoART . We have activities for all ages. Consider joining our Leadership & Environmental Ambassador Program to go the extra mile!

 

 

March 2020

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  • #MF Monday CORE meetup
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  • Farm Market "Pop up"
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  • OTBA Member Meeting
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  • TIDEWATER DOCUMENTARY
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  • Guided Bicycle Art Tour
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  • CommUNITY CLEANUP #oldetowne
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March 31, 2020
  • Agritourisim Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 1, 2020 - 11:59 pm

    Location: The Smithfield Center


    Description:

    Conference explores ‘Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy’ 
    The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than 2.2 billion in economic impact.

    March 30- April 1, 2020
    The Smithfield Center in Smithfield, Virginia 
    This year, speakers will provide a look at successes and challenges within Virginia agritourism. They will also offer their perspectives on subjects including the development of an agritourism operation, best practices in customer service, tactics for marketing an operation through multiple sources, measures to ensure farm safety, event hosting, networking with agritourism farms, and the path to building a regional approach. 
    Farm tours will take place during the first day of the conference in Surry, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, The City of Franklin, and Southampton County. The tours will offer guests the opportunity to visit agritourism venues related to wine, pumpkin patches, homesteads, horse riding, school land lab, and more. Tours will visit Darden’s Country Store, Isle of Wight County Schools Land Lab, Drewry Berry Farms, Hampton Roads Winery, PandA Homestead, Summerwind Vineyards, and Mill Swamp Indian Horses. 
    The conference is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program, Farm Credit, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia FAIRS, Virginia Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development, and Virginia Agribusiness Council. 
    Register online by visiting https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1043329&selectedProgramAreaId=25576&selectedProgramStreamId.

    The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 25.
    You may register for each day separately or the whole conference ($150). For more information, contact Livvy Preisser of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-365-6261 or livvy16@vt.edu. No refunds after registration deadline. 
    If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Livvy Preisser at 757-365-6261 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. 
    *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

April 1, 2020
  • Agritourisim Conference
    Starts: 12:00 am
    Ends: April 1, 2020 - 11:59 pm

    Location: The Smithfield Center


    Description:

    Conference explores ‘Agritourism in Virginia’s New Economy’ 
    The sixth annual Virginia Agritourism Conference will enable interested agritourism entrepreneurs, economic development staff and local government leaders to explore different facets of Virginia agritourism, a growing industry recently shown to generate more than 2.2 billion in economic impact.

    March 30- April 1, 2020
    The Smithfield Center in Smithfield, Virginia 
    This year, speakers will provide a look at successes and challenges within Virginia agritourism. They will also offer their perspectives on subjects including the development of an agritourism operation, best practices in customer service, tactics for marketing an operation through multiple sources, measures to ensure farm safety, event hosting, networking with agritourism farms, and the path to building a regional approach. 
    Farm tours will take place during the first day of the conference in Surry, Isle of Wight, Suffolk, The City of Franklin, and Southampton County. The tours will offer guests the opportunity to visit agritourism venues related to wine, pumpkin patches, homesteads, horse riding, school land lab, and more. Tours will visit Darden’s Country Store, Isle of Wight County Schools Land Lab, Drewry Berry Farms, Hampton Roads Winery, PandA Homestead, Summerwind Vineyards, and Mill Swamp Indian Horses. 
    The conference is sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Virginia Tech, Virginia State University Small Farm Outreach Program, Farm Credit, Virginia Association of Counties, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Virginia FAIRS, Virginia Farm Bureau, USDA Rural Development, and Virginia Agribusiness Council. 
    Register online by visiting https://register.ext.vt.edu/search/publicCourseSearchDetails.do?method=load&courseId=1043329&selectedProgramAreaId=25576&selectedProgramStreamId.

    The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 25.
    You may register for each day separately or the whole conference ($150). For more information, contact Livvy Preisser of Virginia Cooperative Extension at 757-365-6261 or livvy16@vt.edu. No refunds after registration deadline. 
    If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Livvy Preisser at 757-365-6261 during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations at least 5 days prior to the event. 
    *TDD number is (800) 828-1120.

April 2, 2020
  • Urban Food Production and JOB 11:07 creation
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: April 2, 2020 - 6:00 pm

    Location: The Hub: Earth Science & Economics Facility


    Description:

    Please contact us for more information as we travel to various greenspaces, gardens and micro farms through the day and we can connect you to a nearby team member @theplot.us

    Info@ecocycling.org
    757-447-4308

April 9, 2020
  • Urban Food Production and JOB 11:07 creation
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: April 9, 2020 - 6:00 pm

    Location: The Hub: Earth Science & Economics Facility


    Description:

    Please contact us for more information as we travel to various greenspaces, gardens and micro farms through the day and we can connect you to a nearby team member @theplot.us

    Info@ecocycling.org
    757-447-4308

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