The Shiloh community celebrated their annual community garden potluck and summer celebration on Saturday, July 27. This year’s gathering was of particular significance to the community, as it marked the dedication of the garden’s new amphitheatre and outdoor kitchen.
A mosaic of city roof top gardens? Vacant lots that create jobs? A backyard garden for folks without backyards? It’s all part of the small-scale urban farm model many in Asheville are striving for — where every tiny space is being utilized.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Comet West performs “Ground Floor.”
The Color Run is coming to Asheville on Saturday, July 26 — bringing a chance to run for a good cause as a portion of proceeds will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. For those looking for a colorful and fun chance to help out, the foundation needs volunteers to help with the paint race.
Brace yourselves — the plant enthusiasts are coming. From Tuesday, July 15 through Saturday, July 19, Western North Carolina will once again play host to the Cullowhee Native Plants Conference, an annual event with workshops and field trips exploring many aspects of native plants. Get a feel for the conference with a video tour of the plants of Black Balsam Ridge.
What’s better than getting all dolled-up for dinner and dancing? Dinner and dancing for a good cause, of course! REACH of Haywood will hold a Dancing Through the Decades fundraiser on July 11.
Asheville Community Theatre reprised their fundraiser Costume Drama: A Fashion Show for a third year on Monday, July 7. Designers and models from throughout the Southeast participated in the DIY runway event where they were challenged to create wearable art in themed categories: paper, nature, upcycled/recycled or — new this year— transformation.
Ethnobotanist and educator Marc Williams recently joined Xpress in the test kitchen at Selina Naturally, home of Celtic Sea Salt, to discuss wild edible plants and demonstrate how to make a healthy, delicious wild-plant pesto out of things many of us are used to thinking of as annoying weeds.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Warm the Bell perform “Edge of Night.”
Since 1999, Wamboldtopia has been the ever-growing home and garden of artists Damaris and Ricki Pierce. It began as a steep, shady hillside covered in grass, but after 15 years of transformation, Wamboldtopia is a West Asheville institution — a fairyland covered in stone. But for Damaris and Ricki, this is the last season in the garden before they place the home on the market and prepare to move on to new and separate lives.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World perform “Carry On.”
For many, edible plants are grown in rows in the vegetable garden — often kept out of sight in the back or side yard. But for Sheila Dunn, a retired microbiologist and Master Gardener, edibles are a beautiful necessity to be woven into the landscape. Dunn converted her steep, rocky Weaverville property into an edible landscape that now provides more than half of everything she eats.
Public gardens and green spaces can be a regenerative place, especially after hours spent in creative pursuit. Learn how Curve Studios and the gardens of Black Mountain are providing respite and inspiration for area artists.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Comet West performs “Bear Trap.”
Three years ago Scott Miller got a knock on his door — and an offer he couldn’t refuse. That knock on the door was Miller’s initiation into the West Asheville Garden Stroll, a neighborhood venture now in its sixth year, designed to show off the gardens of West Asheville while fostering walkability and neighborhood pride.
In our new section, area growers discuss their gardens and growing projects. This week Pattiy Torno, owner of Curve Studios in the River Arts District, tells us how she created a green sanctuary in the middle of an industrial zone.
We’re going out across the mountains this week and partnering with City Lights Bookstore in Sylva to showcase local musicians through our series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week Noonday Sun perform “That Song.”
This week Mary Miller, recruitment and awareness coordinator for the Literacy Council of Buncombe County, tells us about volunteering opportunities in the council’s tutoring programs.
Journeymen, a nonprofit that works to partner adult mentors with teenage males, will hold a spicy Huevos Rancheros brunch on Father’s Day to raise funds for outdoor bonding activities and rites of passage.
Mountain Xpress and Sherwood’s Music are partnering to showcase local musicians through a series of stripped-down performances for the web. This week songwriter Hannah Kaminer performs “Acre by Acre.”
As part of a company’s Global Month of Service campaign, employees and customers at the Starbucks location on Charlotte Street are rallying to raise funds to send Asheville kids from low-income families to summer camp.