BOONE—A program on building sustainable communities in Western North Carolina will be presented Tuesday, Feb. 25, at Appalachian State University by Dewayne Barton, environmental justice artist and co-founder of Green Opportunities in Asheville. Sponsored by the Department of Sustainable Development in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts, the presentation runs from 6:30-8 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. The public is invited to attend.
BOONE—Eight chestnut seedlings have been planted in Appalachian State University’s Durham Park in a demonstration planting that is part of a new partnership between Appalachian and The American Chestnut Foundation. For the past 30 years, TACF has been breeding potentially blight-resistant American chestnut seedlings as part of its efforts to restore the American chestnut to the eastern forests.
BOONE—The deadline for submissions for the 11th Annual Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition (AMPC) is Nov. 22. Photographers interested in entering the competition must register at https://www.appmtnphotocomp.org to gain access to the online submission page.