Green happenings: Charlottesville environmental news and events

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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

Ag school: The Local Food Hub’s Educational Farm at Maple Hill will serve as a training ground from 8am-4pm Thursday, November 8 to help local farmers learn about best practices in agriculture and food safety risks for small farms. Learn more about the $30 workshop and RSVP at

Bring binocs: Fall migrations may be wrapping up, but there are still plenty of birds to spot locally. Join Dave Hogg of the Monticello Bird Club for an early morning bird walk at 7:30am Saturday, November 3 in the parking lot of the Ivy Creek Natural Area to see and learn about autumn birds.

Green thumbs up: As Election Day draws near, a few environmental groups have weighed in on state races by publicly endorsing candidates in the Commonwealth. The Virginia League of Conservation Voters has given its nod to Tim Kaine in the gubernatorial race. The state chapter of the Sierra Club has also endorsed Kaine, and is supporting Democrat General.