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The Kilmstra family owns a farm in Polk County, North Carolina, which specializes in pastured pork and free-range broilers and layers. Relatively new to farming and to the state, the Kilmstras have received support from Patrick McLendon and his nonprofit organization Growing Rural Opportunities. McLendon will put on the inaugural GRO Fest to promote Kilmstra’s farm and local food.
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29855
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Pamela Zimmerman continues her family tradition of growing berries by running Zimmerman’s Berry Farm in Marshall, North Carolina. Zimmerman likes to be transparent about the growing process and aims to connect people to their food, farms and agricultural heritage. Each summer, Zimmerman’s Berry Farm participates in the Farm Tour organized by Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project.
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29852
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Thanks to campaigns aimed at reversing ebbs in pollinator numbers, honey bees have lost their edge. Beekeeper Sean Collinsworth discusses the sophisticated and efficient ways in which bees communicate and behave. Collinsworth has forty hives from which he makes several varieties of honey for his business, KillerBeesHoney.com.
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29857
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David Weintraub, filmmaker and executive director of The Center for Cultural Preservation, has a new film documentary unearthing Western North Carolina’s musical roots. Weintraub says the film reveals a textured history of Scots-Irish, African, and Cherokee influences on Appalachian mountain music.
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29876
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Local author Wayne Caldwell has written novels on the annexation of Cataloochee in the early 1900s. Caldwell will lead a tour through the five remaining buildings in the Cataloochee Valley Historic Area. His personal ties to families in the area afford him stories unknown to most.
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29885
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Asheville Hydroponics and Organics is a garden shop that specializes in growing vegetables, fruits and non-edibles without soil. Co-owners Andrew Morris and Evan Godlesky also collaborate with community programs teaching locals about hydroponic and organic gardens.
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36589
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Sharing genetic material with the Scutellata, the bees Sean Collingsworth keeps are the Italian and Carniolan varieties. His relatively harmless hive dwellers, supping on nectar untainted by pesticides, produce what he touted as honey high in quality because of its purity.