The meeting will focus on the efforts of PHARMN, a local non-profit organization that works to preserve heritage agriculture by supporting family farming ventures, Appalachian cultural heritage, agritourism, and better health through good nutrition.
Susie Winters, the board president of PHARMN, and organizer of “Fog Likely Farm” in Deep Gap, will be on hand to tell how the organization has worked to increase public awareness of the importance of local farming and sustainable agriculture.
The “Green Drinks Boone” meetings aim to show how local agriculture is connected to the community, and organizers hope to strengthen the connection between local food production and sustainable agriculture.
Joan Walker, the western NC representative of the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association, will be attending the event June 12 to provide an update on the Association’s activities across the state.
The meeting will be held at Pepper’s Restaurant And Bar, located at 240 Shadowline Drive in Boone, from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. Pepper’s has several regional beers on tap and will have several food and drink specials.
All “Green Drinks Boone” gatherings are free and open to the public. There will be door prizes and time set aside for announcements about other green activities and events in the High Country.
PHARMN would appreciate any assistance in spreading the news about the event and the “Green Drinks Boone” organization. They have over 250 friends on Facebook, which they said is a great place to learn what is happening in the High Country from a “green” perspective.
For more information contact Brian Crutchfield, coordinator for the meeting, at (828) 773-5318 or at [email protected]. Susie Winter can be reached at [email protected] and more information is available at http://www.pharmn.org/.