Alisa Booze Troetschel / ONE BOAT MEDIA
Neil and Caroline Polhemus, and Janet Davis (r) of Hill House Farm and Nursery, attend Piedmont Environmental Council's Fifth Annual Ope
n House held Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Orlean Volunteer Fire Department in Orlean, Va. The lectures, one of which Davis gave, were presented as part of an effort to restore habitat in the Thumb Run Watershed. A stream runs through the Polhemus's property, and they are concerned about the usage of herbicides and pesticides. Neil Polhemus planned to bushhog a couple of acres, but because of what he learned, he'll wait until early spring.