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The North Carolina Arboretum launches its 2009 adult education series with a new workshop on Jan. 31, “First Steps in Starting a Market Garden Business,” led by Peter Marks, director of the Local Food and Farm Campaign for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP). The workshop is free and will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Participants will learn five important first steps every young or second-career farmer should consider before embarking on a market garden business. “Many people dream of farming, but few succeed in building viable farm businesses that contribute to or provide their income,” Marks said. “For anyone who has thought about growing food to earn part or all of their income, this workshop will take an honest look at what is involved to turn a dream into reality.”

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Workshop on starting a market garden business | CITIZEN-TIMES.com | Asheville Citizen-Times

From the web…

The North Carolina Arboretum launches its 2009 adult education series with a new workshop on Jan. 31, “First Steps in Starting a Market Garden Business,” led by Peter Marks, director of the Local Food and Farm Campaign for the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP). The workshop is free and will be held from 2-4 p.m.

Participants will learn five important first steps every young or second-career farmer should consider before embarking on a market garden business. “Many people dream of farming, but few succeed in building viable farm businesses that contribute to or provide their income,” Marks said. “For anyone who has thought about growing food to earn part or all of their income, this workshop will take an honest look at what is involved to turn a dream into reality.”

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Economy slows traffic on Blue Ridge Parkway

In the news…

As the economy decelerated and gas prices soared, annual visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway dropped by more than a million motorists in 2008.

The 469-mile scenic highway drew 18.25 million visitors last year, down from 19.29 million in 2007, according to statistics from the National Park Service.

The 2008 visitation was the lowest in the past eight years and the first time below 19 million during that span.

via Economy slows traffic on Blue Ridge Parkway | Lynchburg News Advance.

I know we didn’t do our part in 2008 to keep the numbers up…Maybe we can make up for it in 2009.

Economy slows traffic on Blue Ridge Parkway

In the news…

As the economy decelerated and gas prices soared, annual visitation to the Blue Ridge Parkway dropped by more than a million motorists in 2008.

The 469-mile scenic highway drew 18.25 million visitors last year, down from 19.29 million in 2007, according to statistics from the National Park Service.

The 2008 visitation was the lowest in the past eight years and the first time below 19 million during that span.

via Economy slows traffic on Blue Ridge Parkway | Lynchburg News Advance.

I know we didn’t do our part in 2008 to keep the numbers up…Maybe we can make up for it in 2009.

2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

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2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

Deadline for entries: April 1, 2009

Picture-perfect moments are easy to come by in North Carolina: a blue heron extending its wide wings to launch itself above the treetops, the quiet serenity of bald cypress mirrored against still waters, or a child pausing at the edge of the sand before splashing into an oncoming wave. Capturing these moments is a little tougher. It takes patience and timing, a little bit of luck and fair amount of skill

via 2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest | Our State Magazine.

2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

our state presents

2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest

Deadline for entries: April 1, 2009

Picture-perfect moments are easy to come by in North Carolina: a blue heron extending its wide wings to launch itself above the treetops, the quiet serenity of bald cypress mirrored against still waters, or a child pausing at the edge of the sand before splashing into an oncoming wave. Capturing these moments is a little tougher. It takes patience and timing, a little bit of luck and fair amount of skill

via 2009 Our State Reader Photo Contest | Our State Magazine.

The Dream Continues

As time has gone by and we have explored more of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Mountain Dreams have expanded to include the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Through the virtual pages of my blogs I have made many “imaginary” friends throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains…Some of whom call the mountains of Virginia home.

As we continue to dream and plan for a move to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I find I need a place to organize the information I find. Since my “daily” muses now show up on my blog Coffee Muses, I thought I would start reinvinting North Carolina Mountain Dreams and now the new domain, Virginia Mountain Dreams as resource pages for the Blue Ridge Mountains of both states. I am not sure where this new direction will lead, but the journey should prove interesting. Bear with me as I work on the changes I envision…

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The Dream Continues

As time has gone by and we have explored more of the Blue Ridge Mountains, our Mountain Dreams have expanded to include the mountains of southwestern Virginia. Through the virtual pages of my blogs I have made many “imaginary” friends throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains…Some of whom call the mountains of Virginia home.

As we continue to dream and plan for a move to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I find I need a place to organize the information I find. Since my “daily” muses now show up on my blog Coffee Muses, I thought I would start reinvinting North Carolina Mountain Dreams and now the new domain, Virginia Mountain Dreams as resource pages for the Blue Ridge Mountains of both states. I am not sure where this new direction will lead, but the journey should prove interesting. Bear with me as I work on the changes I envision…

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