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November 2019

CANCELLED 2019 Sensory Exploration Outing

November 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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FREE

Date: Saturday, November 23rd Time: 5:30pm - 9:30pm Location: SAHC Community Farm Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Turn out the lights and open your eyes to take a deep dive into the night with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy for a sensory exploration hike! With science teacher Alexandra Meyer, we’ll be exploring our senses under a sea of stars with scent jars, candles, stories, and stargazing while learning about night vision for humans on our Community Farm.…

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December 2019

Midnight Summit Partnership Cold Moon Night Hike with Highland Brewing Company

December 14, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Blue Ridge Pastures
FREE

Date: Saturday, December 14th Time: 6:00pm-9:30pm Location: Trombatore Trail: Blue Ridge Pastures Difficulty and Distance: Moderate: 4.7 miles out and back. 1,227 feet elevation gain. Cost: This event is FREE for members and $10 for non-members The Cold Moon gets its name from Winter settling in the Northern Hemisphere in December with long, cold, silent nights. Join SAHC and Highland Brewing Co. for an adventure under the light of the Cold Moon up to the Blue Ridge Pastures.  Once we…

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2019 Winter Solstice Party

December 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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FREE

Date: Saturday, December 21st Time: 5:00pm-7:30pm Location: SAHC Community Farm Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Many cultures throughout history and today celebrate the coming of Winter, from lighting fires to simulate the life bearing heat of the now returning sun to large feasts and festivals. Gather around our own bonfire at SAHC’s Community Farm and learn about the history of the Winter Solstice, the astronomy behind the seasons, and the mythological creatures that wander the winter…

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January 2020

2020 Winter Bird Walk

January 19, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary, 1020 US-25
Asheville, NC 28804
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FREE

 Date: Sunday, January 19th Time: 9:00am - 10:30am Location: Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary Difficulty: Very Easy (0.4 mile Boardwalk) Cost: This event is FREE but Pre-Registration is required! Have you ever been curious about the ever elusive birds you hear chirping in the morning or flying overhead as you walk along the sidewalk? What bird is it? What does it look like? How does it sound? All of these questions and more can be answered during our Winter Bird Walk at Beaver…

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2020 Snowflake Hike

January 25, 2020
Carvers Gap, Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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FREE
Forest in winter

Date: Saturday, January 25th Time: 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM Location: Carvers Gap Difficulty: Moderate (5-6) with an elevation gain of 650' and snow Distance: 4~ miles out and back Cost: FREE but Pre-Registration is Required! In 1885, a self educated farmer Wilson A. Bently attached a microscope to his bellows camera and became the first person to photograph a snowflake. After photographing over 5000 snowflakes, he found that no two snowflakes are alike and come in all sorts of shapes and…

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February 2020

2020 Community Farm Tour

February 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$10

Date: Saturday, February 15th Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm Location: SAHC's Community Farm Discovery Trail Difficulty: Moderate (4-5) Distance: 1.5 mile loop Cost: Free for Members and $10 for Non-Members. Pre-Registration is required! Despite modern technology, food security and sustainable agriculture is still a problem for many individuals around the world. Dip through our Discovery Trail with Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy's very own Community Farm Manager, Chris Link, in a discussion about food, our mission for our Community Farm, and our…

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June 2020

June Jamboree 2020 – Highlands of Roan Driving Tour

June 15, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Free
Roan Scenic mountain and flower view

Highlands of Roan Driving Tour with Soundtrack (or  Virtual Option) Take a driving tour through SAHC’s flagship region and learn about some of our conservation successes. Don’t want to drive it yourself? You can log in for a virtual tour through Google Tours. We’ve set up an enjoyable route highlighting points of interest, open markets and restaurants, hiking trails and more. Soundtrack included. This year, our June Jamboree celebration looks quite different than it has in previous years – it’s…

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June Jamboree 2020 – Farm Heritage Tour

June 15, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Free
Sandy Mush farmland view

Farm Heritage Driving/Biking Tour with Soundtrack (or Virtual Option) Enjoy a driving/biking tour through some of our local farming communities where SAHC has protected important farmland. Learn about new and innovative ideas in sustainable agriculture right from your home, your car, or your bike. Soundtrack included. Music by SAHC AmeriCorps and friends – Shaylyn Sargent, Emma Rast, Travis Bordley, and Lillian Chase This year, our June Jamboree celebration looks quite different than it has in previous years – it’s going…

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June Jamboree 2020 – Gray’s Lily Leafspot Disease Update

June 15, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Free
Gray's Lily with AT and mountain view

Gray’s Lily Leafspot Disease Update with Biomedical Scientist, Cindy Barrett The Roan’s ecosystem is one of the richest repositories of biodiversity on earth, including the rare and endangered Gray’s lily. Only found on the highest elevations of TN, NC and VA, these incredible blooms bring delight to those who find them during the early summer months. However, the health of the Gray’s lily is being threatened by a serious fungal pathogen – the Lily Leaf Spot Disease. Join Cindy on…

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June Jamboree 2020 – Movement in Nature

June 15, 2020 - June 20, 2020
Free

A Mindful, Meditative Nature Tour with Yoga Instructor & SAHC Director of Nature Experiences, Lauren McTigue We know how good being in nature can make us feel. The sounds and scents of the forest, the sunlight playing through the leaves, the fresh, clean air — these things give us a sense of comfort. They ease our stress and worry, help us to relax and to think more clearly. Being in nature can restore our mood, boost creativity, give us back…

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