Nancy Odell, Geowild
Mountain Native Plants – Grant Award: $3,000
“Without the grant, this wouldn’t have been possible. The project would have gone on hold – without having the funds to buy the actual structure.” ~ Nancy Odell
Nancy, who has held a tobacco allotment until 2008, has propagated herbs and natives since 1985 on her 51-acre farm. With her WNC AgOptions award, she will expand her native and medicinal plant nursery to an additional 1/2 acre and build a cold frame growing house and potting area.
The expansion will facilitate increased sales at Madison and Mars Hill tailgate markets, at the Herb Festival in Asheville, and to local restaurants and businesses. She foresees her farm becoming a reliable source for landscapers and individuals.