Liz Kirchner

An Annual Cornucopia of Community

In a holiday season defined by the gathering of family and friends, Weaverville’s Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub once again found a way, even in this socially distanced year, to serve its complimentary Thanksgiving dinner to hundreds of guests.

Reems Creek Nursery plants community

In an innovative effort to curb food waste and bolster self-reliance, Reems Creek Nursery is donating food destined for Beacon of Hope food pantry in Marshall. 

Learning and growing at Big Ivy Community Center’s first Unity Garden

Community gardens are known to improve gardener health and nutrition, to engage children in the natural world, to increase self-sufficiency and strengthen neighborhoods. The Big Ivy Unity Garden, in its first year, even in a pandemic, may have begun delivering those benefits.