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June 2018

2018 Salamander Night Hike

June 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rocky Fork State Park

Location: Rocky Fork State Park Date: June 22, 2018 Time: 8:00 PM Difficulty: Moderate (4-5) Leaders: Marquette Crockett, SAHC Roan Stewardship Director Cost: FREE Come out and join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a guided night hike in Rocky Fork State Park near Flag Pond, TN. We will creep and crawl through the forest in search of salamanders and other night creatures in one of the most diverse areas for amphibians in the world! The hiking will be limited to…

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2018 June Wildflower Wednesday

June 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Wednesday, June 27 Time:   11:00-3:00pm Location:   Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area Cost:  FREE for all participants. Registration is required. On the final wildflower hike we will head to the 693-acre Hampton Creek Cove State Natural Area that is jointly managed by the state and SAHC! This area is known for its incredible biological diversity of plant and animal life. So far, 225 native plant species have been documented in the cove, as well as 78 bird species, including the golden-winged warbler. We will…

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July 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Irrigation Systems with Bountiful Cities

July 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Shiloh Community Garden, 59 Hampton Street
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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Free

Farm Workshop: Irrigation systems for small plots, with Bountiful Cities When: Thursday, July 12 from 5-7 pm Where: Shiloh Community Garden in Bountiful Cities' network Whether growing for market, community or on the homestead, irrigating smaller plots can be a challenge. The layout of the garden and the way in which the garden area is allotted can make a big difference in deciding what type of irrigation system to use. The water source is equally important, as it may determine…

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2018 Yoga on the Mountain

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Date:  Saturday, July 14th Time:   Starting at 10:00am Location:   Blue Ridge Pastures Cost:  $20 for Members, $30 for Non-members Join SAHC and Lillah Schwartz for Yoga on the Mountain! We will hike to the top of Blue Ridge Pastures, lay down our mat and  experience the beauty of the invigorating calm brought by practicing. We will see Bearwallow and Hickory Nut Gap Gorge and learn why conservation is so important in the Fairview Farming Community. We will learn breathing techniques to bring your body, heart and mind into coherence with the earth in…

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2018 Grassy Ridge Mow-Off

July 21 @ 8:30 am - July 22 @ 1:00 pm
Highlands of Roan

We need YOUR help on the mountain! Camp out or come for a day. Join other volunteers as we work to maintain the globally rare grassy and shrub balds found on Grassy Ridge, one of the most beautiful and ecologically significant sites in the Roan Highlands. We’ll cut invasive blackberries and other shrubs using weed whackers and brush cutters. Enjoy great company, great food and great job satisfaction! Our annual Grassy Ridge Mow-Off is more than just a work day…

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2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Pasture Walk

July 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Farm Workshop: Pasture Walk — Invasive Plant ID, Control and Removal When: Wednesday, July 25 from 5-6:30 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm Have you ever wondered how to make your pastures more robust and healthy? Join us for a walk through the SAHC Community Farm pastures with Ethan Henderson, Noah Henson, and Meghan Baker of Buncombe County Cooperative Extension. We will identify invasive species and discuss control methods, desirable and undesirable forages, soil testing, and overall pasture health. This will be a question-and-answer…

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August 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Black Soldier Fly Digester Design

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

Farm Workshop: Black Soldier Fly Digester Design — Systems Connections When: Thursday, August 30 from 5-6:30 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm The black soldier fly (BSF) is a native, non-pest insect useful for managing small and large amounts of biosolids and animal manure. During this workshop we will look at the SAHC Community Farm Black Soldier Fly Digesters, located in the vegetable production area of our Farmer Incubator Program. We will introduce you to BSFs, discuss their many benefits (from managing farm waste…

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October 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Tractor 101 for Women

October 21 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20

Farm Workshop: Tractor 101 for Women When: Sunday, October 14 from 2-5 pm Where: SAHC Community Farm This workshop will be a safe environment for women to learn how to maintain and safely use tractors on their farms. This workshop is specifically for women and will be led by local farmer Danielle Hutchison of Beacon Village Farm. Small and large tractors are among the most important assets on any farm. This hands-on workshop provides a foundation in basic maintenance and safe, efficient operation.…

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