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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 @ 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
Carvers Gap, Carvers Gap
Fork Mountain-Little Rock Creek, NC 28705 United States
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FREE

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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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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Free

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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Volunteer Ambassador Orientation

February 14 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
SAHC Office, 372 Merrimon Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Free

Come learn more and be trained as an SAHC ambassador! A SAHC Ambassador is a volunteer who represents SAHC at public and tabling events. This will be a short orientation to learn more about this volunteer opportunity. Why does SAHC need Ambassadors? One of our goals at SAHC is to connect with members of our community and let them know about our local land and water conservation work. Often times we are asked to participate during events that fall outside…

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2020 Community Farm Tour

February 15 @ 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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OGS Farm Workshop: Managing Disease Holistically

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Organic Growers School's Holistic Crop Management Workshop: Managing Disease Holistically Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020 Time: 9:00AM-4:00PM Location: SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander, NC Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). We’ll take a deep dive into ecologically-based preventive, cultural, and integrated practices to reduce the impact of the disease on your farm in this one-day workshop. You will gain a thorough understanding of what causes disease, identification techniques, and best management practices for reducing the damage that…

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OGS Farm Workshop: Managing Pests Holistically

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road
Alexander, NC 28701 United States
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Organic Growers School's Holistic Crop Management Workshop: Managing Pests Holistically Date: Monday, February 17th, 2020 Time: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Location: SAHC Community Farm, 180 Mag Sluder Road, Alexander, NC Cost: $30 per person (includes lunch). In this one day workshop, you will gain an ecological understanding of pests including their biology, how to sample for pest and beneficial insects, and their relationship to soil and nutrient management. You will also learn management strategies that are commonly used to prevent pest…

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