Dave Allen

Dave Allen a world-renowned award-winning nature and landscape photographer, as well as a respected photography instructor, based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina


Penland School of Crafts

Located 40 minutes from The Mast Farm Inn, The Penland School of Crafts in The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina is a national center for craft education dedicated to helping people live creative lives.


Alice Waters

Alice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.


Michael Pollan

For the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.