Two Hands Project

The question of why we called our brewery One World Brewing is quite common. The name was inspired by the idea of “One Love”, pointing to the interconnectedness of us all. At this time in the world when there is so much chaos and uncertainty on so many levels it is even more important for us to engage in dialogue, collaborate, support and learn from one another. We have found over the last three years of being in business that even a small, local brewery like ours has patrons on a daily basis from all over the globe.

It is one of my favorite things to see people meet each other for the first time who are from different places and different walks of life and thoroughly enjoy a conversation over a beer here at One World. Asheville is truly a special place attracting dynamic people with such wide range of experiences.

This Spring we are starting a project called Two Hands Project. We want to hear the stories, experiences and work being done by leaders in our community. We will start hosting presentations down in the brewery by individuals who would like to share their local efforts or worldly experiences in the form of a 15-20 minute presentation. We have a projector and film screen for visual presentations. This will be a great opportunity for getting your project or organization’s mission out to a larger audience, and speakers will also be compensated.

If you would like to be considered for a presentation please email me at lisa@oneworldbrewing.com. Please provide your topic and type of presentation (photography slides, power point slides etc.).

Our name Two Hands was inspired by Ben Harper’s song “With My Own Two Hands” and we feel the lyrics (below) well represent the focus of this project. To show up in a way of service for this world and be the shining light and change you wish to see.

I can change the world, with my own two hands
Make a better place, with my own two hands
Make a kinder place, oh with my, oh with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
I can make peace on earth, with my own two hands
And I can clean up the earth, oh with my own two hands
And I can reach out to you, with my own two hands
With my own, with my own two hands
Oh, with my own, oh with my own two hands
I’m gonna make it a brighter place, (With my own)
I’m gonna make it a safer place, (With my own)
I’m gonna help the human race, (With my own)
(With my own two hands)
Now I can hold you, in my own two hands
And I can comfort you, with my own two hands
But you got to use, use your own two hands