Mowin’ grandma’s yard: With summer upon us, many seniors need assistance with mowing and lawn maintenance. If you like working outdoors and want to volunteer in Buncombe, Henderson, Madison or Transylvania counties, call the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program at 251-6622 (800-727-0557 toll-free), or send an e-mail to email@example.com.
If you want it, here it is: The Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s 2006 Local Food Guide has now been released. The 88-page guide lists hundreds of regional family farms, orchards, U-pick berry patches, roadside stands, farmers’ markets and wineries, as well as restaurants, groceries and caterers that use local products. The publication’s also posted online at www.AppalachianGrown.org, where it can be searched by product, county, farm and other options. For more info, call 236-1282.
Call for garden guides: Volunteers are needed for the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association’s 11th Annual Mountain Farm & Garden Tour, slated for the afternoons of June 24 and 25. Recruits get a free pass for the day they aren’t working and a CFSA travel mug. Call (919) 542-2402 or visit www.carolinafarmstewards.org for a volunteer application.