Green happenings: Charlottesville environmental news and events

Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. File photo. Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. File photo.

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

Overnight outing: Charlottesville outdoor and conservation group Wild Virginia is organizing a weekend-long excursion in Bath County’s Warm Springs Ranger District on April 13-14. Hike along the Jackson River, spend the night at the Hidden Valley campground, and walk up the Back Creek Gorge. For details and to sign up, visit

Conservation company: Want to support American-manufactured textiles and join the effort to save an endangered species? Check out Loggerhead Apparel, a quickly expanding clothing manufacturer that offers products only made in the U.S., and commits 10 percent of all sales to conserving the loggerhead sea turtle. The dual-mission clothing has just arrived in Charlottesville, and can be found at Men and Boy’s Shop at 410 East Main Street.

Get growing: Heads up, urban gardeners. Preston Avenue organic and hydroponic specialty store Fifth Season is expanding, and is hosting a spring garden expo in celebration. From 2-6pm Saturday, April 13, visit the store to learn about and sample the fruits of modern homesteading: kombucha, cheese, homebrew, veggies grown in raised beds, and more. Storewide sales will sweeten the deal.