Green happenings: Charlottesville environmental news and events

Photo: Barefoot Bucha Photo: Barefoot Bucha

Each week, C-VILLE’s Green Scene page takes a look at local environmental news. The section’s bulletin board has information on local green events and keeps you up to date on statewide happenings. Got an event or a tip you’d like to see here and in the paper? Write us at 

Eco-activist onscreen: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial Unitarian-Universalist Church (717 Rugby Road) will screen the documentary Bidder 70, about a man’s unorthodox effort to prevent drilling on public land in Utah, at 7pm Sunday, July 21. Climate activist Timothy DeChristopher crashed a Bureau of Land Management oil and gas lease auction, successfully bidding $1.8 million for 116 acres of redrock country—and ended up in jail.

Day tripping: Wild Virginia is gearing up for another of its outings, this time to the Massanutten area of the George Washington National Forest on Sunday, July 28. Potomac Appalachian Trail Club hike leader Michael Seth will lead the trip, a six-mile out-and-back hike starting from Cub Run Road that will see about 1,300 feet of elevation gain and take hikers through native-tree forests, up to Kaylor Knob, across some streams, and to a swimming hole. The trip is limited to 15 people, so register by July 21 at

Bucha talk: The Restoring our Local Food System Seminar Series, presented by Rebecca’s Natural Food, Wolf Creek Farm,  Brightwood Vineyard & Farm, and the Piedmont Environmental Council, continues Tuesday, July 30 with another talk at Rebecca’s in the Barrack’s Road Shopping Center from 6:30-7:30pm. Ethan Zuckerman of Barefoot Bucha will teach attendees how to make their own home-brewed kombucha, sharing recipes and expertise.