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Please consider making a donation for our book, Healing Appalachia: Sustainable Living Through Appropriate Technology to us here at Long Branch.

Proceeds from your donations will benefit our environmental education programs.

Please send check or money order for $35 per book with $5.00 for shipping, plus $1 for each additional copy.

We are also seeking donations and grants to purchase copies for all public libraries in Western North Carolina. Please be generous and help us spread the word! We’d like to donate at least one copy to every public library throughout the Appalachians!

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Long Branch Environmental Education Center

Long Branch Environmental Education Center

Our organically grown Heritage Variety Red Raspberries and Blueberries are coming in by the buckets and gallons, so all of you who would like to come out and pick are now formally invited!

Please share the invitation with all your extended family and friends too!

Please call 828.683.3662 or contact us to let us know when you'll be coming out. We look forward to seeing you!

The Long Branch mission is CEDARS

  • Conservation: We strive to encourage conservation of all ecosystems and natural resources, including air quality, water quality, soil, and all biological diversity.
  • Education: We strive to educate the public about strategies relating to ecological literacy, natural resource conservation, renewable energy, community self-reliance, appropriate technologies, and practices of sustainability.
  • Design and Demonstration: We strive to design and demonstrate sustainable systems.
  • Advocacy: We strive to advocate for conservation of all natural resources and biological systems.
  • Research: We strive to engage in research programs in conservation biology, renewable energy, community self-reliance, appropriate technologies and sustainable systems.
  • Restoration: We strive to practice ecological restoration.
  • Sustainability: We strive to encourage sustainability as a measure of every human endeavor.

The Long Branch Environmental Education Center is a small educational institution located (map) in Buncombe County's Newfound Mountains, about 18 miles northwest of Asheville, North Carolina. Set aside in 1974 as an ecological sanctuary and land trust, it has developed into an educational center for sharing positive strategies of local self-reliance in the areas of environmental design, organic food production, renewable energy, shelter design and construction, appropriate technology, resource conservation, recycling, wildlife protection and improved environmental quality.

Contact us if you have questions or comments about this site.

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Farm Tour Sat. and Sun. June 28-29 2008

Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged!

Call or email Paul Gallimore at 828-683-3662 paul@longbrancheec.org for directions and details.


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