Upcoming Events...

Thursday October 12 at 7:00 Foothills Program Meeting: Topic: Climate Change--  Is there still time tosolve this problem?

Panelists / Speakers: Gus Preschle, Sierra Club Beyond Coal, Bill Blancato, The Citizen’s Climate Lobby, Kim Porter, NC Warn

Single Brothers' Workshop

10 Academy Street in Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC (map)

We hold our monthly meetings in the Single Brothers Workshop of Old Salem.  The Workshop is located on 10 Academy Street, first house on the right just as you enter Old Salem.  There is parking along Academy Street, around the Salem Square, and in a parking lot on the corner of West and Salt Street, beside the Single Brothers Garden.  All events are FREE and Open to the Public. Bring a friend!  Join us for the social at 7:00-7:30, with announcements at 7:30, and our program at 7:45.  For more information, contact Monica Vallier at vallier.monica@gmail.com, or John Calhoun at johnccalhoun@bellsouth.net.

Saturday, October 14, 2017: October 14-15 Backpack to Burkes Garden on the AT in VA

October 14-15 backpack to Burkes Garden on the AT in VA is 5 miles each day with great views. The backpack is near Bland VA.  For more information and meet up location, call Joel Wooten at 336-466-1314 or E-mail joeltotopmountain@gmail.com.

From the ATC: "When most visitors think of Burke’s Garden, they don’t think of hiking, mostly due to the fact that the entire valley is privately owned and developed for agriculture. But public land – mostly within the Jefferson National Forest – dominates the Garden’s rim, particularly its southern and eastern sides. It’s here that several miles of the famed Appalachian Trail trace the valley’s rim, providing strikingly scenic hiking destinations with virtually minimal crowds. While a challenge to get to, the dayhike described here gives a great introduction to the AT in this part of the state and provides some outstanding viewpoints into the Garden, to boot."

Thursday October 19 at 6:30pmFoothills Planning Meeting NOTE NEW LOCATION

Want to help us plan for the activities of the Foothills Group?  The Executive Committee (ExCom) and interested volunteers meet monthly for pizza and a discussion of group issues and projects.  If you would like to know more about the workings of the club or get involved in membership, outings, political activities or special projects, please join us!  Meet at 8017 Kilcash CourtClemmons NC.  For more information, contact Monica Vallier at vallier.monica@gmail.com, or John Calhoun at johnccalhoun@bellsouth.net.

Thursday November 2: Living Landscapes: The Untapped Potential of Home and Public Gardens

An Evening with Doug Tallamy from 7-9 pm

Old Salem Visitor Center

Lecture followed by Reception and Book signing


Dr. Tallamy, a professor in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, is a popular author and speaker.  This is his first visit to Winston-Salem and a great opportunity to for our community to learn how to garden and landscape with nature in mind -- how to create places that make us happy and function as habitats for birds, bees and other pollinators -- through enhancements with native plants.

Thursday November 2: Film: “One Big Home” 1 Hour, 28 Minutes

Topic:  Sustainability

Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha’s Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island’s unique character.   “One Big Home” follows one carpenter’s journey to understand the trend toward giant houses. Bumping up against angry homeowners and builders who look the other way, he works with his community to pass a new bylaw to limit house size.

For more information call Cynthia at Temple Emanuel 336-722-6640. or Gayle at 336-407-2767 or email ggtuchlaw@yahoo.com

Saturday, November 4 and Sunday, November 5: Vade Mecum Tours 9:00 to 5:00.

Vade Mecum Tours and hiking continue this Weekend!

First Saturday/Sunday of every month.

The Chapel, Hotel, Tise Hall (gym), Spring House will be on the History Tour - Welcome Center with Info will be open!  Directions:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Camp+Sertoma+Dr,+Quaker+Gap,+NC/@36.4173316,-80.3082463,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88524510e69894d5:0xb92576e505fa0a80!8m2!3d36.4173273!4d-80.3060576

Friends of Sauratown Mountains 

All hikers must check in at the visitor center.

January 2018: Piedmont Land Conservancy's second Hike-A-Thon

 What is Hike-A-Thon?

Call it a resolution, call it starting the year on the right path. We are asking you to kick off 2018 by getting outside, getting active and getting involved in local conservation efforts.

Sign up, ask friends to sponsor your hike, earn prizes, get hiking.

More info here: https://www.classy.org/campaign/hike-a-thon-2018/c146382