Portrait of a Steward: Sally Johnson, Washington County

After twelve years of running her family farm, Sally Johnson still sounds surprised to be there. “It was not something I was thinking to do. When I was a teenager I couldn’t get away fast enough,” she says. When her father died and her mother needed help, however, she took over and ha
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Places That Connect: Scheier Natural Area, Fluvanna County

“We all live downstream.” It’s a popular catchphrase in conservation circles nowadays, communicating in a nutshell how our waterways connect us all. Homesteaders Howard and Neva Scheier may not have heard it put quite that way when they arrived in Virginia in the 1950s, but they knew
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