Blog

Feb
1
2017
by Jillian Wolf
The three sisters, corn, beans and squash

As an AmeriCorps Project Conserve member serving Organic Growers School, I tend to think about conservation across landscapes, with thoughts that run to community, and the ecology of community....

Jan
26
2017
by Micaela Hyams
AmeriCorps members install a brace to help plumb the walls of a new home

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. AmeriCorps Project Conserve members organized a service day with Habitat for Humanity of Henderson County, at their new community development called Dodd...

Jan
18
2017
by Katie Kienbaum

Energy efficiency isn’t “sexy,” as one of our interns here at Appalachian Voices puts it. It’s not as exciting as solar panels or as imposing as wind turbines. It isn’t as grand as an old growth...

Jan
16
2017
by Adrienne Brown
Adrienne with newly adopted Obi

Pets are amazing! They can keep  you company, provide you with entertainment , help you fill your Instagram quota for the month and even protect you. I love animals and I knew I wanted to have a...

Dec
16
2016
by Renee Fortner
Male Pileated Woodpecker feeding on tree (Source: Wikimedia)

It probably comes as no surprise that research shows if we humans feel a connection to the natural world, we are more likely to be good stewards of it. In an urban environment, those opportunities...

Dec
13
2016
by Kate Lis

Notes on the tear

When was the last time you cried? Maybe you can’t recall, but still you may reap the disheartening benefits of empathizing with another human close to you in...

Jul
25
2016
by Teagan Dolan

When I began Project Conserve nearly 11 months ago, I was excited, nervous, and bracing myself for a challenge. Fresh out of college, I was moving away from a place I loved and friends I cherished...

Jul
25
2016
by Spencer Scheidt

One thing I have come to appreciate about AmeriCorps during my term of service is how simply being an AmeriCorps member thrusts you into all sorts of different circumstances and experiences, often...

Jul
25
2016
by Shannon Lora

"Children are born naturalists. They explore the world with all of their senses, experiment in the environment, and communicate their discoveries to those around them."
The...

Jul
25
2016
by Gillian Scruggs

“There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.”

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