By Lee Warren, Executive Director of Asheville’s Organic Growers School
How do you create a regional reality based upon self-reliance and sustainability? One homesteader at a time.
With Asheville on the #1 places to visit lists and the #1 places to move lists, we all have the distinct experience of meeting people new to our region every day.
They come from all over and seem to all be in love with our mountain home. In my world, many of these people move to Western North Carolina because of the connection to local food and the desire to be involved in some way in the world of food production, sustainable living, and natural connections. And they are not disappointed. Our region is rich with tailgate markets, engaged organic farmers, never-ending do-it-yourself workshops on everything from fermentation to fire-starting, and, best of all, a community of like-minded friends.
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