Blog

Mar
14
2017
by Sara deFosset

At the Hemlock Restoration Initiative we work with a lot of groups. In fact, we are tasked with connecting partners all over the state including local governments, environmental organizations,...

Mar
13
2017
by Mary Kate Dodge

You know when you’re anticipating something in the future that seems so far away? And then you step away for a second and suddenly that far away thing is happening tomorrow? My AmeriCorps service...

Mar
1
2017
by Spencer Scheidt
Getting things done and scouting properties in the Highlands of Roan, North Carolina.

In the past couple of months, I have started dreaming about work (service hours, to be more precise).  In some of my dreams, I relive visits to beautiful properties, bouncing along in the backseat...

Feb
25
2017
by Jonathan Feldman
Jonathan measures a Hemlock tree before treating the tree for Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA) during an AmeriCorps service day in September 2016.

This is my third AmeriCorps term of service and I have finally figured out the science to living in poverty, mostly…

First and foremost, there will always be stressful moments throughout...

Feb
6
2017
by Candace Thomson

Through my service with Americorps, Project Conserve, it has become quite...

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...