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October 2018

2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Extending the Growing Season

October 4, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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$20
High tunnel on community farm

Are you interested in learning more about growing crops during the colder months? In this informative workshop, you will learn how to extend your growing and marketing seasons while making more money. 

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November 2018

FINDING FARMLAND: Affordable Approaches to Land Access

November 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center, 455 Research Drive
Mills River, NC 28759 United States
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Accessing land is one of the most complex financial decisions that you will make as a farmer. Join National Young Farmers Coalition, Organic Growers School, and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in a workshop designed to prepare early career farmers to approach land access with confidence. You will learn about: Searching for farmland in Western North Carolina and the greater region Finding help to evaluate farm properties The financing process for different methods of accessing land Working with a land trust…

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2018 Farmer Education Workshop: Tractor 101 for Women

November 4, 2018 @ 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, November 4 from 2-5 pm PLEASE NOTE DATE HAS CHANGED 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…

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June 2019

Gray’s Lily and Lily Leafspot Disease

June 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free

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 us to learn more about the recent research around the Gray’s lily…

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August 2019

Lunch and Learn – Lily Leaf Spot Disease

August 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 12 – 1 pm SAHC Office at  372 Merrimon Ave, Asheville FREE 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…

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September 2019

Pasture Walk with Buncombe Co. Cooperative Extension

September 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm (Incubator Program), 24 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free
Pasture walk workshop group

SAHC's 2019 Farmer Education Workshop Series What: Pasture Walk with NC Cooperative Extension, Buncombe County Center When: Thursday, September 5 from 5-6:30 pm Where: SAHC's Community Farm, 24 Mag Sluder Rd, Alexander, NC 28701 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,…

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October 2019

Farm Workshop: Fermentation

October 30, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Free

Join us for a hands-on fermentation workshop by Jenny Eby at SAHC's Community Farm on Wednesday, October 30, from 5- 6:30 pm. Jenny will discuss the health benefits of fermented foods and some history, science and art behind the ancient tradition once considered magic. This workshop is FREE and open to the public. ALL are welcome. To register, please contact Chris Link at chris@appalachian.org. This workshop is part of Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy’s Farmer Education Workshop Series, funded in part…

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November 2019

Lunch and Learn: Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Connectivity

November 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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When: Wednesday, November 13 at  12 pm Where: SAHC Office | 372 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville NC Jeff Hunter, Senior Program Manager with National Parks Conservation Association will join us to discuss the work of the Pigeon River Gorge Wildlife Connectivity Collaborative. This group of federal, state, tribal and non-governmental organizations, which includes SAHC, are working together to improve wildlife’s ability to safely cross Interstate 40 just outside the boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Join us! Spaces are limited. Please RSVP to…

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January 2020

Sandy Mush Forest Restoration Gathering

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sandy Mush Community Center, 19 School Road
Leicester, NC 28748 United States
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Sandy Mush Forest Restoration Gathering When: Saturday, January 25th from 9 to 3 pm Where: Sandy Mush Community Center in Leicester, NC This month the Sandy Mush Forest Restoration Coalition will host its first Restoration Gathering — a free, community event intended to provide practical and applied education about forest management and to connect Sandy Mush landowners with resources to sustainably manage family forests. At least a dozen local organizations and agencies will be on-hand to answer your land management…

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February 2020

Lunch and Learn: SAHC Community Farm

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

When: Thursday, February 6  from 12 - 1 pm Where: SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue, Asheville — Conference Room Located just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC, the SAHC Community Farm is an educational site and working farm that provides a continually evolving home for conservation projects, agricultural production, and community celebrations. The 140-acre Community Farm is a nationally recognized model for environmentally-friendly land management and productive agriculture. Join us for this informative and engaging presentation to learn more about…

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