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June 2019

Father’s Day Grill Out at Hickory Nut Gap Farm

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hickory Nut Gap Farm, 57 Sugar Hollow Rd
Fairview, 28730
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When: Sunday, June 16th 12-4pm Where: Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview, NC Hard-work, dedication, perseverance, support, commitment; strong qualities for the strong role models in our lives. Show dad your appreciation by joining Hickory Nut Gap Farm in a special celebration of outdoor grilling, beer drinking, and lawn games. A portion of the proceeds to benefit Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy. The productive farmland of Hickory Nut Gap Farm is permanently protected with an agricultural conservation easement - so farming…

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Volunteer Workday at the Community Farm

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Date: Thursday, June 20th Time: 10 – 2 pm Where:  SAHC Community Farm Join us this coming Thursday for a volunteer workday at our lovely Community Farm in Alexander, NC. This property provides a joint model of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship and community education. This property is so lovely that many invasive plants and vines have decided to call our fence line along Mag Sluder Road home. This Thursday we need your help in removing them! What will we be doing?…

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July 2019

Grassy Ridge Mow-Off 2019

July 20 @ 8:30 am - July 21 @ 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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Black Mountain Crest Trail Hike with Wicked Weed

July 20 @ 9:00 am - July 21 @ 3:00 pm

Date: Saturday-Sunday, July 20-21 Time: 9:00 am Saturday - 3 pm Sunday Where: Black Mountain Crest Trail Difficulty: Strenuous (10+) — 12.4 miles, 5,390' Cost: FREE for all participants Join the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy and Wicked Weed Brewing for an incredible hike and camping trip along the Black Mountain Crest Trail. Often described as walking from Carolina to Canada, hikers will travel through Appalachian Cove, Northern Hardwood, and Spruce-Fir forests on their way up to the tallest ridge line trail in…

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August 2019

Clawhammer Release Party

August 9 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Highland Brewing Company, 12 Old Charlotte Highway
Asheville, NC 28803 United States
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When: Friday, August 9 Where: Highland Brewing Company in East Asheville, NC Join us for Highland Brewing Company's Clawhammer Oktoberfest — celebrating the seasonal release of Clawhammer, a Märzen lager. Our Corporate Partners at Highland will donate $1 to SAHC per pint of Clawhammer poured during the release party! The event runs from noon to 10 pm, with SAHC staff/volunteers on-site in the late afternoon/evening to share our "For Love of Beer & Mountains" merchandise, tell about our recent conservation…

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Lunch and Learn – Lily Leaf Spot Disease

August 13 @ 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 @ 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

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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Volunteer Ambassador Orientation

September 13 @ 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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Clawhammer Hike with Highland Brewing Co.

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clawhammer Mtn near Brevard, NC
Free

Date: Saturday, September 14 Time: Starting at 10:00 am Where: Pisgah National Forest near Brevard, NC Difficulty: Very Strenuous (10+) — 10+ mile hike with significant elevation change Cost: FREE for all participants (but pre-registration is required) This hike to Clawhammer Mountain, namesake of Highland Brewing Company’s seasonal Clawhammer Oktoberfest Lager, will be a long and strenuous 10+ mile trip along multi-use trails that traverse mountain bike, equestrian, and hiking trails as well as forest service roads. We will follow…

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Mountain Medicine Festival

September 15 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Wedge at Foundation, 5 FOUNDY STREET
Asheville, NC 28801
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The 2nd annual Mountain Medicine Festival celebrates health and fun — while supporting and raising awareness about the importance of nature in our lives! Enjoy music by Queen Bee and the Honeylovers, learn about the connections between personal, environmental, and community health, and support  local nonprofits. Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation are hosting the second annual Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert highlighting the health benefits of nature and benefiting local environmental nonprofits. The…

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