Earthhaven Ecovillage (Asheville, NC): “Earthaven is an aspiring ecovillage in a mountain forest setting near Asheville, North Carolina. We are dedicated to caring for people and the Earth by learning, living, and demonstrating a holistic, sustainable culture. Since 1995, we have grown to 55 full and associate members from twenty-somethings to elders, plus infants through young teens. We hope to grow to 150 people. We are building homes in 14 neighborhoods and developing on-site businesses as part of our own village‑scale economy.”
Red Wing Farms (Asheville, NC): Goat dairy, vegetable production, and intentional community.
Seeds to Breeds — RAFI (Pittsboro, NC): “Protecting our agricultural genetic diversity and expanding crop diversity is essential to the future viability of family farms, and may offer promising long-term solutions to address climate change and global food security. RAFI’s seeds and breeds work exists to protect our agricultural diversity by addressing some of the systemic policy root causes, such a lack of funding and public support for classical breeding programs. We lead efforts to reinvigorate publicly-held seeds and breeds.”