The global movement of co-working is taking root in Central Virginia, helping freelancers and start-ups escape the isolation of home offices and coffee shops. Organizations offering the low-cost office space say the larger mission is to share skills and build community. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp visited one co-working organization, 804RVA, to find out more.
In Central Virginia, residents are coming together to build a full service cooperative grocery store. Popularly known as food co-ops, the initiative aims to promote access to locally grown food, provide education on healthy eating and strengthen community networks. For Virginia Currents, Catherine Komp has more.
The James River is nearly 350 miles long, and its watershed extends about 10,000 square miles. To help protect this expansive natural resource, the James River Association began enlisting the help of residents throughout the state a few years ago. Since then, the initiative has continued to grow. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
One of the final performances of the Richmond Ballet’s 30th season included the world premiere of Lift the Fallen by choreographer Ma Cong. The ballet is a tribute to Ma's mother following her death from cancer and explores love, loss, healing and community. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp has more.
Many in Virginia welcomed the news earlier this year that Natural Bridge was sold and will eventually become a state park. Virginia Currents producer Catherine Komp visited this “Natural Wonder” to learn about what’s in store for this unique part of the Commonwealth.