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23804
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Peter Waskiewicz is the founder of Sow True Seed, and Asheville-based company that specializes in open-pollinated, heirloom, and organic vegetable and flower seeds.
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36446
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When it comes to Belks’ contemporary company image, the word fashionable can be replaced with sustainable. Planting seeds of accountability toward the earth and environment is this corporation’s ecologically rooted endeavors. Endeavors exemplified were a volunteer farm stand, Common Grounds, and organic farm, Wild Hope Farm.
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36572
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A nonprofit started by Ali Casparian in 2012 sought to do more than offer provisions for those experiencing food insecurity; she sought to help individuals have a healthier, sustainable way of life. Through the support of organizations such as MANNA Foodbank, Swannanoa Community Garden, and New Sprout Organic Farms, the dream has become a reality that has gone beyond her vision. The reality turned into three weekly market locations, a daycare center, senior housing center, provided for senior citizens and low-income families in Buncombe County.
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36556
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Bee Branch Farm’s owner expresses a personal investment and interest in Sandy Mush’s farmland conservation efforts. Contributions of this native, ninth generation farmer and former high English teacher, include the Northwest Buncombe County Farm Heritage Trail and her farm’s production of vegetables and honey applying organic practices.
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36206
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As a way to demystify the science behind Genetically Modified Plants, the author explains the difference between genetic modification, selective breeding, and hybridization. The author also notes that GMOs have been consumed for decades without any reported negative effects. As a caution, the author suggested that GMOs may allow for resistance development in insects, weeds, and other pests. He concluded with recommending organic or naturally grown vegetables if still reluctant to consume anything GMO generated.