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More to the Fire Story

More to the Fire Story

By: Laurel Kays In seemingly every fire event, whether in Western North Carolina, Gatlinburg, or California, a familiar story is told in the media. In this story, wildfires are monstrous, demonic forces sweeping up and down mountains, engulfing homes and anything else...
Goldfinch Gardens

Goldfinch Gardens

Goldfinch Gardens: A TVA Energy for Farms Grant In recent years, Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a more popular way for producers to connect with consumers. Goldfinch Gardens, owned and operated by Ben McCann and Cedar Johnson, has a very successful...
One Year Anniversary of Gatlinburg Fire

One Year Anniversary of Gatlinburg Fire

Gatlinburg Fire Anniversary: A Reminder to Take Fire Seriously By: Laurel Kays One year ago this week, flames roared down from Great Smoky Mountains National Park into Gatlinburg, consuming thousands of structures and claiming 14 lives. Gatlinburg has proved...
Second Annual Farm Services Expo

Second Annual Farm Services Expo

Southwestern NC RC&D Council will be hosting our Second Annual Farm Services Expo on December 7th, 2017. The Expo will be held in the Enloe Building at the Tri-County Community College in Murphy, NC from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. The purpose of this event is to provide...
Walnut Hollow Ranch

Walnut Hollow Ranch

Energy Efficient Upgrades for Walnut Hollow Ranch Agri-tourism has become a big part of what draws tourists from across the country to our state. Agri-tourism consists of touring a working farm and learning about what that operation specializes in. Not only do the...