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Garden Day Kickoff 2018

Come Grow Your Own Garden!

The Town of Abingdon’s Sustain Abingdon Committee and Appalachian Sustainable Development will hold a Garden Kickoff Day at the Abingdon Gardens on Saturday, March 24th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Fairview Historic Homestead, 908 Hillman Highway, Abingdon, Va.

The Abingdon Gardens is a “grow your own” community garden space where residents of Washington County, VA can rent a 20’ by 20’ vegetable garden plot for $25 for the spring/summer growing season.  The Old Glade Antique Tractor Association provides tilling services and there is an elaborate rain water collection system onsite that provides water access for the gardeners.

Several businesses and organizations will be sharing information and ideas on how to grow your best garden.  There will be guest speakers throughout the day speaking on various garden topics.  There will also be informational handouts, activities and free raffles and giveaways.  The Fairview Historic Museum will be open to the public and the Old Glade Antique Tractor Association will have some tractors on display.  There will be food vendors onsite.

The event is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information, visit our Facebook page at or call 276-628-3167.

*Sustain Abingdon’s mission is to advise and encourage Town employees, residents & visitors on environmentally sustainable solutions. Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is nationally knows & respected for its commitment to local farmers.  ASD is transitioning Appalachia to a more resilient economy & a healthier population by supporting local agriculture, exploring new economic opportunities and connecting people with healthy food.


Earth Day 2018

We have a date!  Saturday, April 21, 2018 is officially the day of our Earth Day Celebration.  It will be held at the Fields Penn House (across from the Farmers’ Market) from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm.

This year’s theme will be Biodiversity: Plants, Animals & Habitats of SWVA.  There will be dozens of educational exhibit booths set up by local businesses & green organizations.

You can also register to make and take your very own rain barrel!  Call or email Sherrie Leab @276-525-4542 (  Barrels are limited!

Free E-waste recycling/Free Document shredding.  Kids Zone with games and face painting!  Kids trash to treasure!

Donate 2 cans of food and receive a FREE gift (one per family, while supplies last)

Earth Day t-shirts and caps for sale!  Food vendors on site!

Hope to see you there!