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Today’s Email Announcements

Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Co.

Tuesday, 3/28/17- Beer 101 featuring Belgian Beers, round 2.

Wednesday, 3/29/17- Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 3/30/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Stop Hunger Now Spirit Night with ASU Rotaract Club.

Friday, 3/31/17-Live Music: Klee and Mike Show at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 4/01/17-Live Music: Dashboard Hula Boys at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, 4/04/17-Oyster Roast and Get Lost for a Cause with ASU’s Psi Chi Chapter benefiting Oasis.

Wednesday, 4/05/17-Trivia at 7pm.

Thursday, 4/06/17-$3 Thirsty Thursday and College Night featuring Live Music.

Friday, 4/07/17-Live Music: The Paper Crowns at 7:30pm.

Saturday, 4/08/17-Live Music: The Mountain Laurels at 7:30pm.


It’s Time to Sign Up for WNC CRAFT

Do you live in Western North Carolina? Interested in connecting with fellow organic & sustainable farmers? Then, it’s time to sign up for WNC CRAFT!

What is WNC CRAFT?

Western North Carolina Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training

  • A year-long training in sustainable farming

  • A mentor program for experienced farmers, beginning farmers & farm interns

  • A community of WNC farm interns

  • A supportive network of regional farms

  • A peer-to-peer exchange of ideas

Member Benefits:

  • Monthly in-depth tours of successful regional farms led by CRAFT growers (April-October)

  • Training topics include Organic & Sustainable Production, Farm Planning, Record Keeping, Marketing, Labor Issues, & more

  • Winter round table discussions and year-round member listserv

  • 600 page online-handbook of regionally specific, farmer-generated wisdom

Become a member of WNC CRAFT today!


Farm Membership (w/Interns): $24 + $10 per Intern

Farm Membership (w/o Interns): $36

Stand-Alone Student/Intern Membership: $20

Friend Membership (Non-Farming): $48

WNC CRAFT brings together established farmers, farm apprentices, and students of agriculture for a comprehensive training program in the art and science of sustainable agriculture, straight from the hearts, mouths, and fields of seasoned local farmers. CRAFT is designed to mentor and teach the next generation of farmers while also building a stronger network for current farmers here in the Western North Carolina

To learn more about WNC CRAFT and sign up for 2017 membership click here:




Jillian Wolf
AmeriCorps Project Conserve
Home Growers Program and Outreach Coordinator
Office: 828.214.7833 Cell: 828.778.1874


Farm Dreams

April 1, 2017

Earth Day Film and Panel

April 22, Seed: The Untold Story

WNC Women in Agriculture Spring Gathering

April 29, 2017

Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT)

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Organic Growers School is the premiere provider of practical and affordable organic education in the Southern Appalachians. Our programs are dependent on private support. Please consider donating to Organic Growers School.


BRAHM to Host Cody Miller in “Family, Food, and Place: The Winebarger Mill and Agricultural History in Watauga, NC,” Mar. 30

Cody Miller will explore the agricultural history of Watauga County, North Carolina, with particular emphasis on the Winebarger Mill. While the mill is no longer in operation, its legacy continues to live on in multiple contexts, including foodways. Ultimately, the story of the Winebarger Mill is one that highlights the important intersections between family, food, and sense of place. This talk will also include a screening of Cody’s short documentary about the Winebarger Mill.

The talk will be accompanied by locally-baked goods and coffee from Boone-based Hatchet Coffee Company.

The event will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 30. 


Dan German Speaker Series Brings Speakers on Apr. 4 and Apr. 12. 

The new Dan German Speaker Series at Appalachian State University has invited international experts to lead conversations in April on topics ranging from the current tensions in transatlantic relations to human rights in the 21st century.

Dr. Andrew Moravcsik, professor of politics and the director of the EU Program at Princeton University, will speak April 4. Lady Catherine Ashton, the current chancellor of the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, will speak April 12, with NPR and CBS reporter Teri Schultz serving as moderator. Schultz is also a senior policy analyst for Security Europe.

The series is hosted by Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies. All events are free and open to the public.

On April 4, “Heading for Divorce? Transatlantic Relations in the Trump Era,” a conversation featuring Moravcsik, will take place from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room 224 of I.G. Greer Hall.

On April 12, “A New World (Dis)order: A Conversation with Lady Catherine Ashton” will take place at 6.30 p.m. in Greer Auditorium. Traditional perceptions of foreign policy and the world order are being turned on their head in the wake of Brexit, the rise of nationalist populism in Europe and North America, and the election of political leaders like Trump. Lady Ashton’s discussion should shed light on the future of Europe and transatlantic relations in the emerging international disorder that may impact policy for years to come.

Schultz will moderate “A New World (Dis)order” and Bindi will introduce the conversation.

Also on April 12, Lady Ashton and faculty from Appalachian’s Department of Government and Justice Studies will participate in a discussion titled “Human Rights, Social Justice, and Education in the 21st Century,” which will take place from noon – 1:30 p.m. in Room 102 (Watauga River) in the Plemmons Student Union.