This course provides an overview of the diverse history of our Western Carolina home. We'll discuss the geology, plants, and animals of these ancient mountains and rivers, plus settlers' history and cultural diversity. The course consists of two lecture/discussion classes and an optional two-hour walk on Friday morning each week, in the Botanical Gardens of UNC Asheville, historic sites at AB Tech, the YMI, and park sections of the Urban Trail.
Beth Pilz (firstname.lastname@example.org) moved to Asheville over twenty years ago, as an early retiree from IBM in Poughkeepsie, NY. She loves to share what she's learned since then, including as a volunteer at the Asheville Visitor Center and the NC Arboretum.