This week’s 97.9 The Hill WCHL Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Nancy Easterling, who is retiring after 34 years with the North Carolina Botanical Garden!

I came to the garden 34 years, with a history of clinical social work and horticulture and a real strong belief that gardens and gardening can really change lives. So I found myself here at the North Carolina Botanical Garden, a place that really understands and appreciates the natural world that we live in and how we must experience wonders and beauties of nature.