Forest Friday: Asheville Greenworks

For this Forest Friday, we met up with Christine Brown, an Environmental Educator at Asheville Greenworks, at the Hominy Creek Greenway. In this video, Christine shares her experience at Asheville Greenworks and how they work towards their mission of: Inspiring, equipping, and mobilizing individuals and communities to take care of the place they love to […]

Hood Hugger Tour by Pengfei Ye

This summer Dogwood Alliance new staff and interns arrived at Stephens Lee Recreation Center, excited to start the Hood Huggers International Driving Tour.

“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 […]

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.