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Hickory Greenway Harvest Partnerships throughout the community.

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Thanks to Burton Farms' General Store fo all the vegetables for the Soup Kitchen and plants for the Gardens.

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July 11th - HGH would like to say a special 'thank you' to GKN Sinter Metals for the unbelievable donation of stainless steel corner braces for our raised beds. These braces, like our partnership, will last for many years.

Validation comes in many forms, but for someone to decide to embrace their name along with yours in a permanent way - that really says something. We wish we had the words to express how thankful HGH is for having a partner like GKN Sinter Metals of Conover. We are truly blessed that you share our vision for a stronger, more resilient community. With you by our side we will continue to seek out opportunities that align with this mission.

On Saturday, April 14th we had our Annual Planting Day at the SALT Block - it was an awesome success!

Thanks GKN!

HGH is dedicated to finding community partners whose vision is aligned with the  principles that drive our efforts. We’re excited to have found just such a partner in GKN Sinter Metals! Thank you ...

March 17, 2018 - Saint Patrick's Day - Working alongside M&m Bark of Conover we filled all the beds at the Safe Harbor Site, The Hickory Soup Kitchen and the SALT Block - that's 27 raised beds! Please join me in saying a 'BIG Thanks' to Hayes and his crew for helping us STEP UP our game! 

Eddie Peak, Store Manager at Southern States of Conover

donated garden supplies, seeds, tools, gloves and many other items for our HGH gardens. A very special THANKS for his support.

Marty Nichols, Store Manager at Lowe's of Hickory helped us with plants and tools for our HGH gardens. One more partner stepping up to be a part of our SALT Block project. THANKS!

Solmaz Institute


Dr. Julie Covington 

Assistant Professor of Dietetics,

Director of Dietetic Internship Program

Source: Lenior-Rhyne website

The Solmaz Institute is a unique framework for the provision of clinic services, outreach programs and interdisciplinary internship opportunities for students in the College of Health, Exercise, and Sports Science on the Lenoir-Rhyne University Hickory campus. The main emphasis is on addressing the dilemma of obesity in children and adolescents in this region.

The Institute offers a post baccalaureate Dietetic Internship training for those applicants who wish to become licensed as registered dietitians. Interested students should complete a Dietetic Internship application.

The institute was established in 2011 with a generous gift of $3 million from Gungor and Diana Solmaz of Denver, NC. A native of Turkey, Mr. Solmaz, was a businessman who wanted to do something positive in the way of healthy living for his adopted country and local community. Mr. and Mrs. Solmaz were very concerned about the health of youth and the prevailing problems of obesity.

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