Solar Farming at Great Country Farms

Imagine this: your Tesla’s running low on power so before crossing the mountain you stop in Bluemont to top off your battery at the only public charging station between Leesburg and Winchester, which is attached to a building that began its life as a school for the children of Loudoun County’s recently-freed slaves, and which…

monarch butterfly

Monarch Waystation

Of all the things to protect, why butterflies? For their good looks? For their symbolic value as things that undergo dramatic change inside cocoons? Yes. And because they’re good pollinators. But the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy suggests that monarchs are also canaries in the contemporary coal mine, meaning that their death should signal us that we’re in danger ourselves.…