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Our Village: How the Community Supports Us

posted Apr 21, 2016, 6:42 PM by Jessica Potter-Bowers
Giving can look many different ways. Our Board President, Johanna Hagarty, works tirelessly to promote us in the community and sometimes she even helps cut down multiflora rose that is taking over the stream. Mosaic Realty helped us to find our beautiful property, and they have donated money to our non-profit. Navitat Canopy Adventures, Asheville Yoga Center, New Mountain Asheville and other local businesses have generously donated amazing raffle items for our May Day event and fundraiser. (Seriously, you need to come to this event just to get in on the raffle action!) My husband, Ronnie, has spent hours mowing the field, cutting up logs that block the trail and tending to his poison ivy after said adventures.

We are a community of people who believe in the importance of taking children outside. Perhaps it's because we practically grew up climbing trees and playing in creeks. Or maybe we didn't have that opportunity and want it desperately for our children. Some of us have researched the benefits of unstructured play time outdoors and advocate for it wherever we go. Whatever the reason, we are here together, ready to plant seeds of knowledge in these fertile little minds.

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