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Brent Martin's Book Tour -- the Carolina leg!

George Masa’s Wild Vision: A Japanese Immigrant Imagines Western North Carolina explores the locations of Masa’s photographs in order to contrast, lament, and exalt the condition of the landscape that this underappreciated photographer so loved and worked to protect.

JUNE 21 -- Hub City Books, Spartanburg, SC

June 23 -- City Lights Bookstore, Sylva, NC

June 28 -- Cowee School, Franklin, NC

June 29 -- Malaprop's AVL, NC

July 7 -- Macon County Library, Franklin, NC

Wildcraft Kitchen Comes to Cowee

Join us for a half-day nature immersion with Cara-Lee Langston of Wildcraft Kitchen where you can learn to safely identify and ethically-harvest wild foods and medicinal herbs. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own wild snack using sustainably harvested forest foods and locally grown ingredients. Please feel free to bring a bagged lunch or other snacks to  enjoy as we will end our morning of foraging with a lovely spring picnic along the LittleTennessee River. Moderate walking required.

July 31 (sunday)




The Lightning Bugs of Sarah Johnson

Meet local naturalist Sarah Johnson who has been studying lightning bugs on her ancestoral farm since she was a toddler.

As a mother, she has further honed her passion for these magical creatures through her studies with regional experts. Join her on a "night walk", where she's discovered whole worlds and life histories of her land's flora & fauna. 

Bevs + light snacks included!


Moderate walking required. Fine print:

Date maybe subject to change based on weather.

June 26 (Sunday)



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Jack's Forest Landscape  

Otto, NC

Jack grew up on a farm in north Alabama where his friends were birds and he learned directly from nature. Today, we call Jack the Johnny Appleseed of rare plants. It's with exceptional knowledge and creativity that he has shaped this incredible recovering forest property in Otto, NC. It'll be a lovely time. 

June 29 (Wednesday)