Shetland sheep graze in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains at Sycamore Farms. These ewes and rams trace their ancestry back to Scotland, but their modern counterparts have made a permanent home in Western North Carolina. The sheep are small by design. Unlike their long-wool cousins, Shetland sheep are bred for their miniature size […]
Bee City USA® To Celebrate First Street Sign Installation While it may seem just a simple street sign, the Bee City USA® sign being installed next to the entrance to City/County Plaza on College Street represents the realization of a dream of many volunteers, the commitment of Asheville’s leadership, and an appeal to open hearts […]
Share your culinary specialties with Xpress for a chance to be included in future food coverage. Photo by Max Cooper.
The average age of Western North Carolina farmers is 57 and creeping higher every year. Where’s the next generation of agriculture entrepreneurs? Fortunately, a new breed of growers in their 20s and 30s are bridging the gap and applying innovative approaches to 21st century farming. Photos by Rich Orris. Instagram images by Travis Moore.
From the Southern Highland Craft Guild: A Celebration of Southern Appalachian Culture… 33rd Annual Heritage Weekend September 21 – 22 ~ Saturday, 10am – 4pm & Sunday, 12 – 5pm Folk Art Center, Milepost 382, Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville NC (ASHEVILLE, NC) The 33rd Annual Heritage Weekend will be held September 21 – 22 at […]
West Asheville's small and varied plots are full of gardening possibilities. Turn a corner to find wild roses spilling over onto the sidewalk. Peek behind a stone wall and plants of all shapes and sizes reveal themselves. On Saturday, Sept. 14, the public is invited to see approximately 15 of these gardens — and meet […]
BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY FRIDAY HIKE “Will the Chestnut Rise Again?” Join Parkway Rangers at 10 am on Friday, September 13th for an easy to moderate, 2-mile round-trip hike on the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. We’ll explore the mighty chestnut tree, its once-critical role in the southern Appalachian Mountains, and research efforts to help it regain its throne […]
From The Wilderness Society: PRESS RELEASE September 6, 2013 The Wilderness Society – Southern Appalachian Office 563 West Main St., Suite 1 Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 587-9453 www.wilderness.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHO: The Southern Appalachian Office of The Wilderness Society WHAT: “Land of the Crooked Water” works by artist Joshua Grant to celebrate and support […]
WCU to hold MBA information sessions in Cherokee and Cullowhee CULLOWHEE – Western Carolina University’s master’s degree program in business administration will host information sessions in Cherokee and Cullowhee for prospective students for the MBA program cohort starting in Cherokee in January. The session in Cherokee will be held in the hotel ballroom at Harrah’s […]
Stroll through Asheville’s First Friday art walk or stop by Organicfest this weekend. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Asheville Free Media’s Bombshell-ter Radio.
From the Town of Fletcher Parks & Recreation Department: Fletcher, NC – Fletcher Parks & Recreation will hold an end of summer Concert in the Park, this Sunday, September 8th at Fletcher Community Park. The Caribbean Cowboys will be performing a mix of beach tunes and other popular summer sounds from 4pm -6pm for the […]
From the National Park Service: BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY EVENING HIKE Bringing Mountains-to-Sea Join Parkway rangers on Thursday, September 5th at 7:00pm for an easy evening stroll starting from the third oldest river in the world. Learn about the geology and history, as well as the effects it has had on the area, chewing mountains to […]
The Waynesville Gallery Association is excited to present Art After Dark on Friday, September 6th. Art After Dark transforms Downtown Waynesville into an exquisite visual, culinary and performing arts center. With cool weather upon us, it is a perfect night to explore a wide breadth of talented artisans and craftspeople. Festive Art After Dark flags […]
Stop by the N.C. Apple Festival or hear some traditional music at the Smoky Mountain Folk Festival. Podcast hosted by Theresa Amandi of Bombshell-ter Radio.
From the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) is pleased to announce the recipients for the 2013 Craft Research Fund grants. This year 11 organizations, curators, scholars, and graduate students will receive a total of $95,000 to support and expand scholarly craft research, exhibitions, catalogs, and projects […]
From Blue Ridge Naturally: What: Blue Ridge Naturally Workshop: Connecting Medicinal Plant Growers with Buyers When: September 14, 2013, 10 AM to 4 PM Where:AB Tech Enka Campus, Haynes Conference Center, Room 200 1459 Sand Hill Rd. Candler, NC 28715 Cost: $20 in advance; $25 dollars at the door. Includes lunch catered by Gypsy Queen […]
From Riverlink: RiverLink’s planned Friday, August 30 Salon Series with Dr. Frank Kalinowski postponed Asheville, NC — RiverLink hosted a stimulating five-part seminar series by Frank Kalinowski earlier this year, and was set to kick off another series of talks this Friday, August 30 at 3 p.m. This event will have to be postponed to […]
From: Historic Seventh Avenue District Seventh Avenue Local Farmer’s Market Sunday, September 1st, 2013 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM For the fourth year, an exciting local farmer’s market & organic/all natural market will be held on Sunday September 1st (as a special event in conjunction with the annual apple festival). You will find a variety […]
From Building Bridges of Asheville: 42nd Session of Building Bridges Set Sept. 10 – Nov. 5 Building Bridges of Asheville has announced its 42nd session, beginning September 10 and continuing through November 5. The nine-week program will be held on Tuesdays from 7 to 9 pm at First Congregational Church UCC, 20 Oak Street, in […]
From Hickory Nut Gap Farm‘s Facebook page. We are very excited for our FALL FESTIVITIES opening day THIS SATURDAY!!! Starting Saturday we will be open 7 days a week from 9-6 through the end of October. This SATURDAY we will feature The lowdown food truck at the farm! Come see our animals, wind through the […]
Fun with fungi It's been a stellar year for mushrooms. Even as waterlogged tomatoes and squishy zucchini took over our region's gardens, the noble fungi thrived. But don't go picking just any old mushrooms — learn from the best at the Asheville Mushroom Club's Fungi Fest on Saturday, Sept. 7. Curious about the mushrooms blossoming […]