Farming

Cliff Ruth, Growing Agriculture Sustainably

Cliff Ruth, Growing Agriculture Sustainably

Cliff Ruth, who worked for the Henderson County Extension Service explains the BMP, Best Management Practices, for conserving the quality of the water in WNC. Cliff explains how to keep sediment out of the streams and demonstrates how to build a rain garden and the best plants to grow.

Norman Lyda

Norman Lyda

The Lyda Family settled in what is now Henderson County in the late 1700s. Norman is part of ~ the 6th generation of descendants.

Jerry Wolfe

Jerry Wolfe

Jerry Wolfe was a tribal elder of the Eastern band of the Cherokee in Western Carolina, and was named Beloved Man of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians – the first man to receive this honor in over 200 years

Betty Smith Interview

Betty Smith Interview

Betty Smith, acclaimed ballad singer, discusses her personal history as well as ballad traditions.

Sybil Freeman

Sybil Freeman

Sybil Freeman was the Gerton, NC Postmaster, a farmer and came from a family that worked in the cotton mills.

Alma Avery

Alma Avery

Alma Avery was a resident of Bat Cave, NC, working as a farmer and a factory worker.