Let’s redefine “Business as Usual”

You, like me, probably keep asking yourself,  “When will things return to normal?” Sitting within my home office– which means rotating between working in my bed, on the floor of my bedroom, and trying to balance my external webcam on the top of my computer for an increasing number of video calls– I’ve been experiencing […]

Forest Friday with Zev Friedman

We met the founder of Co-operate WNC, Zev Friedman, at Earthaven Ecovillage. Earthaven Ecovillage is an intentional community near Asheville that focuses on learning and living sustainably through natural building, organic farming, and community collaboration. Zev walked us around the neighborhood where we saw gardens and a set of solar panels, that took up about […]

The Future of Our Forests: An Interview with Jim Furnish

Recently, Dogwood Alliance, Defenders of Wildlife and MountainTrue hosted an event at The Collider in Asheville on the future of our forests. We were so lucky to have Jim Furnish join us for that event. Jim Furnish is the author of Beyond Logging: Toward a Natural Forest a memoir of Jim’s time working for the National Forest Service and time spent as Deputy Chief.

The Forests Are Alive: Forest Friday

The air felt cold and sharp, and the sky was turning a milky white that blended into the fog, making the mountains vibrant with their red and brown leaves. This was my first time on this trail and my first time meeting Erin, a profound nature appreciator who embodies the practice of that appreciation at every level of her life. Erin also worked at Dogwood Alliance in its early days and created our first newsletter originally called, Understories.