Sustainable NoVa Archives

Recalled: Fruit & Vegetables Sold at Safeway, Aldie, Trader Joe’s, Costco, & others…

As of May 2nd, 2016, CRF Frozen Foods has recalled 358 conventional and organic frozen vegetable and fruit products sold under 42 separate brand names due to possible contamination with Listeria. Eight people have died after consuming the products. Complete List of Recalled Products (FDA Website) Multistate Outbreak of Listeriosis Linked to Frozen Vegetables (CDC […]

Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale 2016

When: Saturday, April 30, 9am – 2pm Where: The Church of St. Clement, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria “Gardening with native plants is better for our watershed, our woodlands, and our wildlife, especially birds.” — Scott Knudsen, Organizer of the Northern Alexandria Native Plant Sale, on why you should come out to the sale The […]

The Arlington Bee Initiative

All we can say is, “Wow!” These are some gorgeous bee hotels. These bee resorts are handmade by Arthur of the Bees, founder of the Arlington Bee Initiative. Read the interview below to find out how you can own one of these beautiful, bee-loving abodes, starting at – if you can believe it – $5 […]

Local Resources For Your Non-Toxic Yard

Build A Chemical-Free Lawn BEST Lawns Program (Building Environmentally Sustainable Turf) Take advantage of this inexpensive, sustainable lawn care program and protect your family, pets, and our precious waterways from lawn chemical run-off. For a  fee of only $25, Master Gardeners will come out and measure your yard and take a soil sample. You’ll get a lime and fertilizer plan […]

Possum Point Coal Ash Pollution: Link Roundup

Read Overview of Possum Point Coal Ash Ponds Pollution Issue (from Potomac Riverkeeper Network) Then Take Action below! March 14, 2016 – Has Dominion’s Political Power Clouded The Fight Over Coal Ash? February 12, 2016 – “Dominion denied company dumped waste water from coal ash ponds last May, now we find out this week they dumped 33.7 million […]

Find A Farmer In Northern VA

Visit Sustainable NoVA’s “Find A Farmer” Local Farm Directory to find local sources of sustainable vegetables, fruit, meat, poultry, eggs, herbs, and plants. The farms listed here sell directly to northern Virginia consumers… through buying clubs, on-farm stores, CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture programs,) farmers markets, website stores, or a combination of these. Icons show you at a glance what […]

Volunteer with Prince William Conservation Alliance: Wildlife Garden Workdays at Merrimac Farm

The Wildlife Gardens at Merrimac Farm is an ongoing Prince William Conservation Alliance project that creates an area in the community where people and the environment can come together as one. The Wildlife Garden showcases Virginia’s native plants, creating a diverse habitat for birds, butterflies, moths, turtles and amphibians, while also providing a high quality natural […]

Your Action Needed Immediately on Possum Point Power Station

Did you know there’s a power plant called Possum Point Power Station just south of Leesylvania State Park in Woodbridge? And it’s leaking toxic chemicals into our water? And they’re proposing to dump 150 million gallons of coal-ash wastewater containing heavy metals and carcinogens into our waterways? Well, there is. Contact your representatives There’s a […]

Eat Farm Fresh & Local This Year

Thanksgiving is November 28th. Here’s where you can find a local, farm-fresh holiday turkey in northern Virginia. Briar’s Farmstead Order online or call Matt at 540-664-8005. Pick up on the farm in Boyce, VA (near Winchester). Chicama Run Farm Reserve your fresh, pasture raised turkey online with a $25 deposit. Make final payment based on […]

Sharkawi Farm: Organic Herbs, Spices, Teas, Plants

Featured Farm: Sharkawi Farm Products: Organic Herbs, Spices, Teas, and Potted Plants Owner/Operator: Agricultural Engineer, Sabry Alsharkawi Passion: To provide great tasting Organic herbs, teas, and spices Location: Broad Run, Virginia Sharkawi Farm is located on scenic Old Bust Head Road in Broad Run, Virginia, where owner, Sabry Alsharkawi, and his family have been selling […]