Date: Wednesday, April 18
Location: SAHC Community Farm, Alexander, NC
Join Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a volunteer workday at our Community Farm fifteen minutes outside of Asheville. This day will focus on planting a pollinator garden by our farm house. We will be planting all native species that once established, will create vital habitat for wildlife, especially pollinators like the birds and the bees!
After we finish working we will eat lunch and have the opportunity to take a walk on the Discovery Trail. On this 1.5 mile educational walk we will see our local bee hives as well as learn about the other ongoing projects. The Community Farm is 100 acres of protected land that was donated to SAHC in 2010 and is home to our farmer incubator program, as well as a multiple habitat restoration projects. Our Community Farm continues to serve as a model — balancing agricultural production with environmental responsibility while providing educational opportunities!
This event is part of WNC for the Planet! Western North Carolina is celebrating Earth Day throughout the entire month of April by coming together to act locally and think globally. This year, local community and environmental groups are teaming up to offer a myriad of service days, workshops and educational events and celebrations.