“The Stories Trees Tell” Promotes Forest Conservation

Crosspost from The Blue Banner written by Virginia Taylor. Original article here. The forests are an important part of the southern Appalachian Mountains, but according to many indigenous traditions, they hold more significance than just the resources they provide. “When the forests are gone, we lose more than just the oxygen they release, we lose more […]

Dogwood & Terrapin Team Up Again

Dogwood Alliance and Terrapin Beer teamed up again for Hop Harvest Festival! This year, Terrapin designated Dogwood as the beneficiary for their annual festival in Athens, GA. In fact, our generous friends at Terrapin have made Dogwood the beneficiary for the last five years running! As usual, it was an amazing time of celebrating forests […]

Forest Friday with Desiree Adaway

I met Desiree Adaway at the Botanical Gardens for Forest Friday, where we nestled on a rock under a tree. Desiree is recovering from a leg injury, so I picked a beautiful place that didn’t demand much walking. The Botanical Gardens is a great place to feel in community with nature without having go out of […]

Forest Friday: The Inspiring Nicole

Nicole is one of the hardest working people I have ever met. She works a full-time position at Dogwood Alliance and then volunteers an additional 30 hours in her “free” time. Nicole is on the 100 Days Coalition and also belongs to the NC Black Lives Matter cohort. She is also on the board of Green Opportunities and Bountiful Cities and a part of Kresge Freshlo. This points to the fact that all of Nicole’s work is about enriching her community by meeting people where they’re at to help them achieve their highest goals.

Forest Friday: Me and Ali McGhee

I was so excited to have Ali McGhee with me for Forest Friday. Not only is Ali the Director of the Asheville Grit and worked with us to make Dogwood Alliance’s 20 year anniversary the incredible storytelling festival of our dreams, but Ali is also a true Asheville native and was born and raised here. She has always had a deep connection to the land in these parts.