Sunny skies and warm temperatures made for a fantastic start to Earth Week 2016. Each year, we kick off the festivities with the raising of the Earth Day Flag. Airlie's Managing Director, Kevin Carter recounts the history of Earth Day while Larry Clatterbuck prepares the flag.
Jesse Straight of Whiffletree Farm joined us for the ceremony. A family-run farm right here in Warrenton, Whiffletree is one of Airlie's trusted partners, regularly supplying the hotel with pork, beef and eggs.
Later in the day, the first service project begins: clean-up of Route 605. Volunteers worked to remove trash along the road to Airlie.
It was a wonderful first day! Tomorrow brings volunteer opportunities in the organic garden as well as the first round of Green Olympics. See you then!