About Our Association
The B.W. Wells Association works on three fronts to achieve our mission. We hold events, workshops, hikes and tours to teach people about:
- B.W. Wells and his important botanical contributions to North Carolina.
- The unique geology of Rockcliff Farm.
- The ecological relationship between the wildflowers of Rockcliff Farm and its geology.
- The history of the farm itself, the people who lived there and how they used the farm.
- Adding features such as trail-side displays to better educate the public.
- Building demonstration areas along the trails to highlight farming activities such as the use of Mangum terraces to prevent erosion, and butchering pigs and curing their meat.
- Holding work sessions to maintain the buildings, the trails and grounds.
We partner with other organizations to jointly sponsor and conduct environmental educational activities. These organizations include:
- N.C. Botanical Garden
- N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences
- N.C. Native Plant Society
- Wake Forest Garden Club.
B.W. Wells Association
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President – Sanford Bailey
Vice President – Joel Bailey
Secretary/Treasurer – Mary-Kate Keith
At Large – Jimmy Ray
Board of Directors
B. H. Powell