New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

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As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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New Hiking Permit Policy at Grandfather Mountain

from the news…

As Grandfather Mountain completes its deal with the State of North Carolina the rules surrounding hiking permits to Grandfather’s trails will change. Once this deal is finalized, yearly permits will no longer be required to access trails from out of park trailheads. Until this happens, one day only permits are being issued to hikers.

Currently, hikers wishing to access trails from the off-mountain trailheads will need to purchase a day hiking permit from the Grandfather Mountain ticket gate. Trails with off-mountain trailheads include the Profile Trail with access from Hwy 105 and the Boone Fork Trail with access from the Blue Ridge Parkway. After the sale of land to the State, no hiking permits will be required to access these properties from off-mountain trailheads.

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

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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

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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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