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Black Bean Harvest at Hart’s Mill–It Took a Village!

 by Margret Mueller As some of you might remember, Jeffry and I tried to grow a crop of black beans on the land last year, only to have our hopes and efforts dashed by the untimely arrival of Hurricane Michael’s … Continue reading

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Painting the Big Planning Picture

By Anthony Weston, On September’s “First Saturday”, the Planning, Design, and Development Circle offered a wide-ranging review of the ongoing planning work for Hart’s Mill for an enthusiastic group of 25 members at Hart’s Nest.  The village is taking shape, … Continue reading

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Our Forests, Our Future: the ForestHer Initiative

By Hope V. Horton The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service is reaching out to women.  Why?  Of the 18 million acres of timberland in this state, 61% are privately owned and the percentage of women owners is rising.  But women … Continue reading

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August Trail Day Report (and a fun way to still help)

By Anthony Weston On Sunday August 4th, a high-spirited band of workers gathered at the crack of dawn (OK, 9am) for a work session dedicated to trail maintenance and improvement.  George, Lisa, Randy, Hope, Paul, Amy, Mir, and Anthony started … Continue reading

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Food & Medicine Are EVERYWHERE—A Walk With Wild Edibles Educator, Kim Calhoun

by Hope Horton It was a cloudy morning during a precious 3-hour grace period between rainstorms.  Six of us gathered at the Nest and dedicated ourselves to discovering the edible plant species living on just a small part of the … Continue reading

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Harvesting Potatoes: Gleaning Knowledge Along the Way

As part of the “potato head” group which participated in potato preparation, planting, hilling, protecting, and now harvesting, here is what I have learned so far: There is something so exciting about those red, blue, and gold potatoes emerging from … Continue reading

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Let’s Get Real About Racism and Racial Equity

by Amy Halberstadt Seeing Our Blind Spots: Addressing Racism and Working for Racial Equity: A workshop presented by Joe Cole on May 25, 2019 As much as I have studied racism in the United States, both its history and its … Continue reading

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To Market, To Market…

by Margret Mueller   How time flies! Only a few short weeks ago I posted the story of the Community Farm Initiative’s first planting day (see “Community Farming Initiative Gets Off the Ground,” posted March 24th).  And yesterday, Jeffry and … Continue reading

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A Gentle Green Soak: The April Nature Walk

by Hope Horton …this experience awakened memories of my childhood… It was a cloudy, blustery day—a perfect time to step into the shelter of the woods to marvel at what the natural world is offering this Spring.  Margret, Jenny, and … Continue reading

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5-50-500…Let’s GROW and GO! Building Bigger Teams with Evangeline Weiss

By Hope Horton, with illustrations by Evangeline Weiss A group of 20 LUCKY FOLKS showed up for the March Last Saturday event with the dynamic activist and organizer, Evangeline Weiss of Beyond Conflict.  Evangeline has decades of experience building volunteer teams … Continue reading

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