Places That Connect: Gravely Nature Preserve, Henry County

Situated a few miles south of Martinsville on the Smith River, the 75-acre Gravely Nature Preserve has many stories to tell. One of these comes from the old tobacco barns and a family cemetery on the property, which bear witness to its 19th-century history as a tobacco plantation. Ano
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Portrait of a Steward: Wes Kent, Augusta County

Wes Kent has always had farming in his sights. “My father didn’t own a farm, but he managed one, and it’s what I always wanted to do,” he says. “Being able to feed people and produce a quality product is important to me.” Kent owns and runs Winding River Farms in Augusta County, which
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