These unstoppable volunteers are bringing the best-selling author Doug Tallamy to Polk County. They want to start a local movement that changes how we think about gardening, landscaping, and conservation.
Rafael Bravo grew up farming in Venezuela and he had a dream to farm when he retired. He’s living that dream at a newly protected farm in Polk County, where regenerative practices are bringing new life to the land.
Delia Jovel Dubón, who was born in El Salvador, feels blessed to have found a beautiful new home in WNC. But many immigrants never feel at home, she says. She’s working with Conserving Carolina volunteers to make a place where they can.
Elaine Friebele and her family are restoring the health of a forest in Fairview that has been in their family for generations. Here’s how they transformed it from a white pine monoculture to a certified sustainable working forest.
Cherokee artisans need rivercane to make traditional baskets. But this native plant has dwindled to 2-3% of its former abundance. We’re working with Cherokee partners to restore rivercane at the Mouth of Mud Creek, which will be harvested for traditional crafts.