Hail fellows, well taught

By Kendall GrannisKendall Grannis

The dozen fellows participating in this year’s Piedmont Environmental Council Fellowship Program toured the Jones Nature Preserve property near Washington earlier this month, where they learned first-hand from Bruce Jones (in the orange shirt) about habitat restoration and the benefits of native plants and conservation for wildlife.

By Kendall GrannisKendall Grannis

The group also visited The Farm at Sunnyside in Harris Hollow, where the fellows learned about organic farming and how to integrate habitat conservation efforts with agriculture. Crop selection and attracting native pollinators were also part of the lesson. “It’s just so neat to meet people that are passionate about what they do — true stewards of the Piedmont who are looking for creative ways to put back into the soil what we have for years taken out of it,” said fellow Claudia Elzey, Charlottesville native and University of Virginia student.

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