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More people are beginning to understand the importance of local, organic food, but few know how to confront the large corporate retail chains that control what is on grocery store shelves. Local Organic Y’All is a North Carolina-based independent food advocacy group that aims to increase access to locally grown, organic food by engaging with mainstream supermarkets and wholesalers in the state.
Frances Tacy and her family have run Franny’s Farm in Leicester, North Carolina for five years. The farm raises animals for breeding and meat consumption, as well as to teach farm skills and animal care to children in the farm’s summer camp programs. New to the farm’s educational opportunities is a primitive skills camp for young girls.
Mary Floyd started a nonprofit organization called, Mary Paws Adoptions, to house rescued cats at her homestead in Madison County, North Carolina. The nonprofit is also a ministry where cats in need are matched with people who will benefit from an animal’s companionship. Floyd is also working with the community to reduce the number of euthanized animals.
Go Yarok!, an initiative of the Asheville Jewish Community Center (JCC), seeks to connect people of all ages and backgrounds to permaculture, Jewish traditions and spirituality. The program offers adults the chance to take part in educational activities, contribute to the JCC garden, visit local farms and volunteer for environmental service projects in the community.
Navajo-Churro sheep nearly went into extinction in the 1970s due to systematic extermination efforts to protect grasslands. Jessica Sanchez and Kyle Guie of Rusted Earth Farm raise and sell these sheep in Marshall, North Carolina. They are also working with textile artists to produce rugs and tapestries from Navajo-Churro wool.
Long recognized for helping individuals combat conditions such as anxiety and phobias, hypnosis has other positive results more widely acknowledged by the medical community. Recent research asserts that hypnosis can help individuals decrease stress and weight, as well as heighten creativity and spiritual connection.