(SMNPA) is based in Graham County, North Carolina with an office located in the beautiful Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center in Stecoah, NC.
Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association is dedicated to helping people earn income through growing, collecting, processing and marketing Appalachian native plants and to preserving Appalachian native plants for future generations.
We implement our mission through research, education, community service and economic development. SMNPA is an IRS Sec. 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Donations are gratefully accepted and tax deductible.
This trailer shows Dustin Raxter, a harvester with the Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association in Stecoah, NC demonstrating how to sustainably harvest ramps, a pungent, tasty plant that grows wild in the Smoky Mountains.
I'm hoping this will be part of a larger project documenting Wildcrafting and Agribusiness in far western North Carolina.