Bill Murdock, Co-founder and CEO of Eblen Charities & the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise.
The GEODOME at RENCI in downtown asheville. Expands your mind! (And makes you feel really small)
Looking at RENCI's digital mapping.
Phyllis Stiles (LA 12 Director); Campaign Director for Blue Ridge Forever Coalition-- speaking at Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
Eating lunch on the porch of Sherrill's Inn-- at Hickory Nut Gap Farm in Fairview.
John Ager, Member, Buncombe County Land Conservation Advisory Board (and owner/farmer of Hickory Nut Gap Farm).
Jamie Ager, of Hickory Nut Gap Farm. "Buying farm products is the #1 way you can keep farms alive."
William Hamilton, Farmland Specialist of the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy, speaks to the LA 28 group.
Britt Lippard, LA Program Coordinator.
John Ager and Annie Ager, owners of Hickory Nut Gap Farm.
Annie Ager describes the farming culture of North Carolina, and also reads parts of letters from her grandmother who worked hard to keep the farm alive.
Britt Lippard, Program Coordinator, and Gerry Goertz, Executive Director of LA.
Time for dinner?
William Hamilton, John Ager, and Phyllis Stiles.
Phyllis Stiles and Gerry Goertz.
Jamie Ager's adorable child!
Artful butterflies in the hallway at the Pack Place Education Center.
John Ellis, Managing Director at Diana Wortham Theatre.
The class strolls past Pack Square onto the next session.
LA 28 class members meeting with Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Chairman David Gantt.
"Planting trees under which we may never sit"-- a lesson in team work and leadership.
The location at which the class did their tree planting-- on behalf of Asheville GreenWorks.