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PISGAH LEGAL SERVICES Resources for Our Community

Pisgah Legal is creating timely, reliable and up-to-date information to help people navigate through various systems. Please check them out and share widely.

For Renters: On May 30, Governor Cooper extended a moratorium on evictions until June 20, 2020. Check out this updated information with common questions and answers for renters.                                                                             


ANTIRACISM, Belonging in the Outdoors & True Allyship

MountainTrue knows that Black lives matter, and we encourage our members to learn about and fight examples of systemic racism – not only during the current protests, but for the long haul. Our Board is currently in a process of strengthening the racial justice lens of our work to create meaningful change within our organization and region.


THIS IS WATER MANAGEMENT: St. Joseph Sisters create massive rain garden in New Orleans

On a beautiful June day in 2006, St. Joseph Sr. Joan Laplace was driving back to New Orleans after visiting the Gulf Coast with some sisters when her phone rang. It was from a sister in Cincinnati, asking how far Laplace was from Mirabeau, the New Orleans provincial house of  the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

“There’s been a fire,” the sister on the phone said. “How soon can you get there?” Laplace arrived to find the campus filled with firefighters and equipment. A helicopter ferried loads of water from the nearby Bayou St. John.  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


I am Korean yet culturally black

Korean American author speaks about her journey to find true self

By Kang Hyun-kyung

Cindy Wilson, author of “Too Much Soul: The Journey of an Asian Southern Belle,” was born I Wol-yang in Seoul and adopted by African-American parents in 1975 when she was a few months old. Her name was changed to Cindy and she was brought to America by her adoptive parents the following year.Unlike some other adoptees who have spent a great deal of time and energy to find their birth parents, Wilson has never tried to find her roots. She said she considers her adoptive parents, not birth parents, to be her true family.


5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

Stephanie O’Neill – in NPR

We’re all experiencing some form of grief these days. As this pandemic progresses, more of us will brush shoulders with loss.

The death of someone you care about deeply can be so gut wrenching and annihilating that you may be left unable to imagine ever regaining your equilibrium. And if you’re there right now, just know you won’t be in that painful place forever. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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ASAP’s Farmers Markets Report

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. 

There are more than 100 farmers markets (also called tailgate markets) across the Appalachian Grown region. In addition to providing support for all of these markets, ASAP manages Asheville City Market, which was established in 2009 as a learning lab to pilot new programs and provide more opportunities for farmers, particularly those unable to access existing market options.


USE OUR MAP to Support Local Sustainable Farmers Near You and Madison BioBlitz!

Protect Our Rivers By Supporting Sustainable Farms

Many small farms in our mountain region have lost business due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, large-scale meat operations in North Carolina are one of the leading contributors to water pollution in the state. Buying from sustainable local farms now is a way to not only feed your family but to protect our environment.

We’ve compiled a map of farms in our region that feed us while using practices that support healthy rivers, lakes and streams. Check out the map to find sustainable farms in your local watershed, and sign the pledge to support sustainable farms here.


Featured Book & CD: TOWARD the CLEARING, by Jean Cassidy

We’ve done a re-run of my poetry book and CD, Toward the Clearing, more copies available!

Jean describes her poetry as “a choreography of words” as she joins her poetry with musical accompaniment. Her poetry book includes a CD of the poems accompanied by oboe, English horn, flute, piano, fretless banjo, violin, and balafon in the final product that is a beautiful collaboration with regional musicians and readers. Jean’s work has previously been published in It’s All Relative – Tales from the Tree,  in The Great Smokies Review – Online Publication through UNC Asheville, in Speckled Trout Review, fall 2019 in These Trees by Ruthie Rosauer

In Ordinary Time  Click to hear Susan Shinn read “In Ordinary Time” with piano accompaniment by Lytingale


DEBT PAYMENT DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES First of Our NEW Online Webinars

Current financial uncertainty calls for a new approach to managing our money and debts. In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll discuss how to use different debt repayment strategies when money is tight. We’ll look at hardship options for different types of debt (such as how to handle your car loan versus your credit card debt) and how to prioritize which debts to pay. During this live webinar, you’ll have a chance to ask follow-up questions and get general guidance to help you make decisions about what to do next with your debt. 


How Do Credit Cards Work? What Should I Be Doing With My Money? FREE WEBINAR

BY ELLEVEST TEAM

If you’ve never had a credit card before, trying to learn more about them can be … a lot. There are so many options to choose from, and the world of credit cards has some hefty vocab that doesn’t always get defined.

But once you learn the basics, credit cards are pretty straightforward. And once you have an understanding of how they work and how to use them responsibly, they can be a useful tool in your financial toolbox. 


CHIEN – SHIUNG WU Physicist, Columbia University – Manhattan Project Veteran

 

 

Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was a Chinese American physicist.

During the Manhattan Project, she worked at Columbia University, helping develop the process for separating uranium metal into U-235 and U-238 isotopes by gaseous diffusion. This process was replicated at a grand scale at the K-25 Plant in Oak Ridge. She also developed improved Geiger counters for measuring nuclear radiation levels. She is believed to have been the only Chinese person to have worked on the Manhattan Project.

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CONTRIBUTE TO THE WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM


SPRING BIRD MIGRATION:TWO Chances to Celebrate Migration

We’re so excited about spring migration that we are DOUBLE BOOKED today! You now have two options to tune in and learn about the amazing journeys birds make to, from, and through North Carolina.We’re so excited about spring migration that we are DOUBLE BOOKED today! You now have two options to tune in and learn about the amazing journeys birds make to, from, and through North Carolina.


THE FRUITS OF ANGER – Climate, ecosystems and economy

By Brian Wong and edited by Sam Dresser in Psyche

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
– Greta Thunberg, 23 September 2019, New York


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