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The Carney brothers have a bold vision for the new home of Pen Druid Brewing: “to turn the whole property into a synergistic permaculture garden.” Last Saturday, they invited community members to help realize that vision by planting a riparian buffer along the small tributary that runs through the parcel off Route 522 in Sperryville. In partnership with the Virginia Department of Forestry and Friends of the Rappahannock, a regional nonprofit dedicated to the health of the Rappahannock River, volunteers planted rows juvenile sycamore, river birch, red osier dogwood, gray dogwood, redbuds, buttonbush, indigo bush and black cherries.

The Piedmont Environmental Council estimates there are fewer than 40 bridges left in the state of Virginia that are as old as the pony truss over the Jordan River on Rappahannock County’s North Poes Road. Now, the community is rallying to preserve it as a historic landmark. 



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