Our list of Community Supporters is Growing!

The Coggins Conservation Project is happy to announce that our list of official Community Supporters now includes Mamacita’s, the French Broad Food Coop, and Villagers! We are very thankful for their support of our conservation efforts on Coggins Farm and hope to continue to add awesome establishments to this list.

If you would like to sign your establishment up as a Community Supporter of the Coggins Conservation Project, please fill out our contact form here.


Donate $50: Receive a 2-Hour Nature Walk on Coggins Farm

Receive a 2-hour Nature Walk with Luke Cannon on Coggins Farm when you donate $50 to the campaign! Learn first hand about the local ecology and how to identify the various plants, birds, insects, lichens, and fungi that call Coggins Farm their home. What an awesome opportunity to experience all the gifts that Coggins Farm holds.

When you claim this perk, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide available Nature Walk dates. Nature Walks with Luke on Coggins Farm will be held between August-October 2014. This perk can be claimed by donors until June 18, 2014. Receive one 2-hour Nature Walk perk per donor of $50.

Claim this awesome perk here!

                                                    About Luke Cannon



Luke Cannon - AshevilleMore than a Botanist, Luke Cannon is an avid naturalist and long time pursuer and teacher of our astounding natural world. His passions to study and understand the beautiful ecological intricacies of the natural world have led him throughout the Americas and across the globe. An avid naturalist Luke draws from a diverse pool of knowledge, combining his natural history studies with his life experience in organic farming, natural building, permaculture, nature based mentoring, and rural homesteading.

Luke currently lives in the Mountains of North Carolina, studying Appalachian ecology, and teaching ethnobotany and birding classes. Luke is an instructor at the Appalachia School of Holistic Herbalism and The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine, as well as co-director of Forest Floor Wilderness Programs.

Learn more about Luke here.

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Coggins Farm’s Connection to our Locally Grown Food in WNC

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Did you know that Coggins Farm has a deep connection with our current access to locally grown food in WNC?

Henry Allen Coggins, who owned the land in the early part of the 20th Century, was one of the founders of the Farmers Federation in 1920. His son, George, hosted the first of the current generation of tailgate farmers markets in 1980.

Over the past 25 years, Coggins Farm has been an incubator for several of our area’s current crop of successful organic growers.