Rural Preservation - Protecting the Best of Bethel
- Buy locally grown produce and other local farm products at grocery stores, restaurants, local tailgate markets, roadside stands, and pick-your-own farms to help make sure farmers can earn a decent living off their land.
- Ask grocers and restaurant owners to carry more local farm products, including tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, sweet corn, trout, flowers, plants, Christmas trees, and more.
- Patronize pic-your-own farms to help make sure farmers can earn a decent living off their land.
- Advocate for the scenic views and prized resources that are worthy of state and federal designations.
- Encourage protection of those lands closest to creeks and rivers, especially the vast flood plain lands that help absorb heavy rains and floodwaters.
- Sponsor or participate in rural events that foster good stewardship of natural resources.
- Participate in Haywood County’s Enhanced Voluntary Agricultural District program.
- Provide donations and grants to help fund conservation easements to protect working farms and working forests from development pressures.
- Support sensible land use approaches that help guide appropriate levels and locations for development activities
- Make the tough choice to protect the family farm when more lucrative offers are available.
What Can You Do?
Promote the Rural Experience
Protect Rural Land
Support the Rural Economy
A Beginning, Not an Ending
For Additional Information
To learn more about what you can do to help the Bethel Community star rural, please explore the links on this page. For other questions contact Carol Litchfield, Bether Rural Preservation Project Coordinator, by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at (828) 452-7536. Thank you for helping us protect the best of Bethel!