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Michelle Van Sandt’s life living in a tiny house in Marshall, NC is described. Van Sandt wanted to own a home that fit her lifestyle. Van Sandt is concerned with the impact she has on the environment and designed her house to fit her specific needs. She is moving her tiny home onto a 4.5 acre tract of land with her house and will goats, chickens, bees, gardens, and will grow her own medicine.
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28533
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The American Chestnut Foundation is working to restore the chestnut tree to America. The conditions for the tree’s disappearance are detailed along with the foundation's breeding program. The foundation is breeding hybrid chestnut trees and has had some success. Their work and their mission are described.
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28532
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Tom Noblett is a volunteer who helps trap bears, tranquilize them, and attach tracking collars to them for the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and the NC State University. Noblett describes his many encounters with bears and gives advice on how to act around them.
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36456
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Joining sustainability efforts is the nonprofit American Chestnut Foundation. Factors assuring their sustainability success included partnerships with universities possessing cutting edge technological tools, a successful breeding program at Meadowview Research Farms, and advocacy of volunteers and members known familiarly as “chestnutters.”
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36455
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Unflattering portrayals of locals in writings such as Look Homeward, Angel, was a roadblock on the journey toward Wolfe’s native son level recognition. It was also after Wolfe’s death that his childhood home, pictured, became a major tourist attraction.