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Barbara Garrison, migrant health pioneer, dies at age 90

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Barbara Joretta Hill Garrison, a family nurse practitioner who founded Henderson County’s first health clinic to serve migrant farmworkers and worked for more than three decades in community health, died Sunday, Aug. 7, at age 90.   Read Story »

Tags: Blue Ridge Community Health Services | farm labor | migrant workers | Garrison property | Garrison Industrial Park

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

Farmers need a stable workforce to grow and harvest crop

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Have you ever thought about how fruits and vegetables get to your plate?   Read Story »

Tags: farming | farmland preservation | Bert Lemkes | farm labor

Henderson County Four Seasons Politics

YouTube video on Trump visit sets off social media firestorm

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Social media has been blowing up this week after a Hendersonville physician posted a YouTube video that ripped President Trump’s visit to a Mills River farm and suggested that migrant farmworkers, not the "captains of agribusiness," do the work that feeds America.   Read Story »

Tags: farming | Scott Donaldson | farm labor | migrant workers