Mast General Store in Waynesville will donate a portion of its sales on Saturday June 4 to the to Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy in honor of National Land Trust Day. Since 2004, Mast has donated $54,000 to the conservancy during the annual land trust event.
Also, a guided “wild edibles” hike on a protected tract near the entrance to Cataloochee Valley in Haywood County will be held June 4 starting at 11 a.m. The tract is situated on the Cataloochee Divide adjacent to the Smokies national park and features good views. The landowners, Chip and Kay Hultquist, will lead the group on a hike in a search for edible plants, which will be served up for an evening meal prepared in a cabin on the property, followed by a campfire.