William S. Rogers Metals in Cullowhee, NC, will be one of the stops during the 8th Annual Jackson County Self-Guided Farm Tour, taking place on July 26 and 27, 2014, from 1-6pm. The Farm Tour happens every year, but this year with an added twist. The Jackson County Farmers Market is partnering with Cullowhee Revitalization Endeavor (CuRvE) and including their annual Studio Tour.
Rogers will be opening his studio on Caney Fork as part of the Tour. From 1pm until 6pm, he will be demonstrating a variety of metal techniques. He’ll have the forge going and some copper repousse and his gallery will be open for sales and commission work.
Since 2005, Rogers has been a resident of North Carolina where he moved his studio to Cullowhee, a small community west of Asheville, NC. As a consultant, he planned and developed the blacksmithing studio for the Jackson County Green Energy Park, adapting a natural gas forge to burn methane recovered from a former landfill site.
For further info about William S. Rogers Metals e-mail to (email@example.com) or visit (www.rogersmetals.com).
By visiting the farms on the Jackson County Self-Guided Farm Tour, you can get detailed information from the farmer about how he/she tends the plants and soil. You can also see how the animals are tended to and cared for. Visit studios and see artists in action and learn how both make a living in our small town, mountain community.
This year we have 3 community gardens and a couple of home gardens where people are growing food to share with the community and for their own use. See a variety of people employ a variety of growing methods in their gardens. We hope that in the future some of you will be inspired and encouraged to start your own gardens too.
Tickets and brochures with a map of the participants are available at the Farmers Market which takes place each Saturday morning in Bridge Park in Cullowhee, from 9am – noon. To encourage car pooling tickets prices are per car. $15 for 1 day, $25 for two. Students and Seniors pay $10 per day. More information and a map of the tour can be found at (http://jacksoncountyfarmersmarket.org/annual-events-and-learning-opportunities/) or by e-mailing to (firstname.lastname@example.org).