This year’s 27th Annual Forest Council “Strong Roots!” will be held at Camp Spring Creek, Bakersville, North Carolina, the heart of the Katuah Bioregion. The Forest Council theme “Strong Roots!” draws on achievements of the past to nourish fresh growth and energize deeper bonds. Heartwood’s history, connections, and community make Strong Roots!
Camp Spring Creek is located near the Pisgah National Forest in the Unaka range of the Southern Appalachians. The camp is near the base of Roan Mountain, famous for its scenic balds and the spruce-fir forests that take root on upper elevations.
The Forest Council is family friendly—kids of all ages are encouraged to attend. Work exchange is available. No one will be turned away for inability to pay.
Heartwood supports accessibility and inclusion. Most of the Camp Spring Creek buildings are wheelchair accessible. If you need specific accommodations in order to participate in the Forest Council, please let us know in advance (preferably a week or two before). With our limited funds, Heartwood cannot guarantee to accommodate all needs, but we’ll do our best!
Our menu will include vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free options. Please notify us when you register of any dietary restrictions.
Mark your calendars for Memorial Day 2017, May 26-28th weekend!
“Strong Roots keep growing. They keep reaching further out, creating new roots. The energy and nutrients still pass from the farthest extremities through the old root structure and up the tree, supporting the whole organism- a part of the bigger community.”
~ Rodney Webb
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