Western NC develops as a hotspot for natural products

WNC Naturally, an event to strengthen the natural products industry, will be held from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. August 6 at the Almond Center outside Bryson City.

The event is designed for growers, wild-harvesters, manufacturers, buyers, and all those who are interested in working with or in the natural products industry. It is being put on by the WNC Natural Products Project, the NC Natural Products Association, and the WNC Forest Products Project

Topics will include: plant identification, voucher preparation, sustainable harvesting techniques, GAPS, cultivation, washing and drying product, economics, enterprise processing, selling to small local markets, selling wholesale and business planning. The speakers will include buyers of natural products, small manufacturers, university researchers, business experts, and others. $15 if you pre-register and $20 at the door. Lunch and light snacks are provided. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 828.684.3562 or wncnaturallyevents.eventbrite.com.

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