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2023 June Community Farm Tour – National Trails Day and Land Trust Day

June 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Group of hikers pointing at farm projects, surrounded by pastures, and forest and mountains in background.

Date: Friday, June 2nd

Time: Starting at 2:00 pm

Where: SAHC Community Farm

Distance: 3 miles

Difficulty: Moderate. Several steep inclines are present on the trail.

Cost: Free for Members. $10 for non-members.

 

Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy on our beautiful Community Farm to hike along our Discovery Trail! We will be celebrating Land Trust Day and National Trails Day a day early. Conservation land trusts like Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy play a critical role in helping to conserve land for public enjoyment as well as privately-owned preserves that protect view-sheds and wildlife corridors near national trails. Land trusts work to protect and manage a wide variety of important land and water resources, including habitat for rare plants and animals, farmland, and sources of drinking water for millions of people.

In light of National Land Trust Day, we are grateful to local businesses and citizens who recognize the importance of this work and have stepped up with their support for SAHC.

Our Community Farm is a 140-acre educational and working farm just outside Asheville. The farm is a continually evolving home for conservation projects and agricultural production. Highlighted by our stream restoration project, shortleaf pine reforestation project, farm incubator program, and education center, there is always something new to see.

Participants will hike The Discovery Trail in a 3-mile loop allowing us to view all of the amazing farm projects before returning to the parking area. Participants are welcome to bring a packed lunch to enjoy while overlooking the farm and surrounding mountains.

Please note that our Community Farm is an active farm not open to the public unless accompanied by SAHC staff. To ensure safety, staff capacity, and a positive experience for everyone involved it is critical that ALL hike participants pre-register for events before visiting the farm. You will receive an email with specific information about where to meet on the farm and other necessary details. If you do not receive this email, as well as a confirmation email following your registration, we do not have you registered for the hike. The majority of this hike is not disability accessible. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to katie@appalachian.org.

 

Details

Date:
June 2, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

SAHC Community Farm (Event Venue)
180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Details

Date:
June 2, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

SAHC Community Farm (Event Venue)
180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
+ Google Map