NEWS & EVENTS
Please join us every Friday for Postcard Parties anytime between 4:30 to 6:00 at Sanctuary Brewing Company, 147 1st Ave. E, Hendersonville, NC..
Postcards, stamps and suggestion sheets with addresses are provided.
Never been to a Postcard Party? Watch a video to learn how it works.
Special Parties in January:
January 17 - partnering with El Centro
January 31 - partnering with Project Dignity
On Wednesday, December 11, Kelly Hollinger, manager of Foolish Dog Farm and co-founder of the Soul and Soil Project, presented on regenerative agriculture.
Kelly indicated that current agricultural practices are a main contributor to climate change. She shared the history of agriculture and livestock management in our country and outlined how we have gone from small family farms to huge corporate farming organizations that deplete the soil of nutrients, organic material, microbes and the ability to sequester carbon. This damage is caused by monoculture, use of massive amount of chemicals (synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides), petrochemicals and constant tilling. She further explained how detrimental CAFOS (concentrated animal feeding operations) are to our dwindling topsoil and how they contribute to greenhouse gases.
She stated that regenerative agriculture involves farming and grazing practices that conserve and rehabilitate topsoil by rebuilding soil organic matter and restoring degraded soil biodiversity. This approach results in both carbon drawdown (putting the carbon cycle back in balance) and improving the water cycle. Farm yields improve and the nutritional quality of our food is greatly enhanced.
Informed Progressive series
Join us as we learn. Presentations on a variety of topics will take place at 1216 6Th Ave. W, Suite 500, Hendersonville (downstairs and in back of the Pardee Urological building) the second Wednesday of the month at 2:00 – 3:30. Everyone is invited!!!
On Wednesday, January 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 we will feature a screening of the documentary Power to Heal (Medicare and the Civil Rights Movement). This event will be facilitated by the Medicare for All WNC team.
On Wednesday January 22, we will hold the first evening Informed Progressive learning workshop: Defining the Progressive Movement in Henderson County. P. I. Ferguson, MSW, and Leah Ferguson, M.Ed., of On Purpose Partners, consulting, will be facilitating. We will begin with food from 5:30 to 6:00 pm, followed by the learning workshop. Tickets are free and babysitting will be available. Sign-up will begin January 2nd on Eventbrite. Please complete the short survey that will get us started at Progressive Alliance of Henderson County Opinion Poll
See current schedule of speakers on our Calendar.
Silent Vigil For Immigration Reform
This is a monthly event to promote immigration reform. We meet the 3rd Friday of every month from 4:00 to 4:30 in front of the Old Courthouse in Hendersonville.
We have signs or bring your own.