Joel Salatin

From farmer Joel Salatin’s point of view, life in the 21st century just ain’t normal. In Folks, This Ain’t Normal, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love.


Boone Area Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce is to advance economic prosperity and encourage public-private cooperation to broaden the economic base and enhance the quality of life in our community.


Blue Ridge Country

Blue Ridge Country is an international award-winning bimonthly regional magazine with a readership of 425,000, covering travel, history, food, festivals, outdoors and the environment in the mountains of nine southern states.


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.


Kristian Jackson

I am a professional outdoor recreation and education professional living in the heart of the High Country, Boone, NC. I feel a strong connection to the southern Appalachian Mountains and am impelled to promote and protect this stunning and unique environment.