Climbers converged on the Rumbling Bald area of Chimney Rock State Park for Rumble 2015 this weekend, for the 2nd annual Rumbling Bald bouldering competition. The Dec. 12 competition, organized by the Carolina Climbers Coalition, attracted about 80 climbers who sought to test their skills on a variety of bouldering “problems.” Bouldering is a […]
With her new book, Asheville farmer, butcher, chef and teacher Meredith Leigh explores what a more humane and ethical food system might look like and examines the crucial role consumers play in efforts to change our foodways.
The Organic Growers School’s second Harvest Conference on Saturday, Sept. 12, offered 26 workshops focused on fall and winter growing, cooking, fermentation and preservation, self-reliance, herbal medicine and homestead skills.
The grounds of Pack Square Park became an expo for healthful living on Sunday, Aug. 30, as the 14th annual Organicfest welcomed participants with a cornucopia of ideas, products and services for the organically oriented lifestyle. Organicfest occupied a large footprint, with vendors and festivities extending from Biltmore Avenue down to the stage at the […]
A recent requirement from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is being met with accusations of “fowl play” from some chickeners who say the registry is part of a larger effort to subvert agricultural autonomy and prop up a regulatory system that favors Big Ag.
About 150 people came out Saturday for the 100-kilometer Chris King Gourmet Century cycling and food event.
With its inaugural Mountain Brew Fest on Saturday, Aug. 22, MountainTrue hopes to highlight its conservations efforts along with the offerings of local breweries.
Alleycat racing is a genre of bicycle racing that originated among urban bike messengers in the late 1980s in Toronto, Canada. Alleycat races are in many ways the antithesis of the highly organized gran fondo’s and tours which often dominate the cycling scene in Western North Carolina. Alleycats are at best informal, non-sanctioned events […]
Asheville Carolina Minor bike polo tournament is underway at Carrier Park hockey rink this weekend, Aug. 8-9, in an invitational match of teams from around the Southeast. The event is being hosted by Asheville Hardcourt Bike Polo Club. About 50-70 players are participating in 10 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Virginia and […]
The agriculture department has released a master plan for the WNC Farmers Market calling for everything from LED fixtures and improved signage to a new brew pub, outdoor dining and increased rent for businesses leasing space from the state-run facility.
Advocates, activists and concerned citizens gathered at the Stephens-Lee Recreation Center on Friday, July 31, for the Asheville-Buncombe County Food Policy Council’s Meeting of the Whole.
The event, now in its fourth year, will take place on Saturday, July 18, and is organized by Velo Girl Rides in partnership with Ingles Markets and Black Mountain Parks and Greenways. A portion of the proceeds from the tour will support the creation of more greenways.
Asheville Jewish Community Center will host a panel discussion on Sunday, July 19, from 4-6:30 p.m. focused on helping help people connect with and better understand Jewish values that encourage environmental stewardship.
Madison County’s Root Bottom Farm welcomed guests to its first farm-to-table dinner on Saturday, July 11. The dinner — one of three that Root Bottom Farm will be offering this summer — combined produce from the farm with other locally sourced foods to create a unique seasonally menu for the evening’s 30 diners.
In its continuing recognition of Asheville’s Pollination Celebration week, Bee City USA hosted a screening of Disneynature’s Wings of Life at the Fine Art Theatre on Thursday, June 19. The screening, which served as a benefit for Bee City USA, offered attendees a chance to understand the mysteries of pollination as told from the perspective of several types of flowers.
As part of Bee City U.S.A.’s pollinator week events, author, biologist and beekeeper Mark Winston gave a presentation called “Value or Values? Audacious Ideas for the Future of Beekeeping.”
Saturday’s Bikes and Coffee Crawl allowed bicyclists to choose their own routes as they trekked from one coffee shop to another for a caffeine-fueled tour of Asheville.
U Grow, a partnership between Bounty & Soul and Eat Smart Black Mountain, offers a hand-to-mouth approach to food security by encouraging families and individuals to grow their own food.
Mother Earth News Fair offered no shortage of activities, workshops and vendors to educate and entertain attendees over the weekend of April 11 and 12 during the magazine’s second annual event at the Western North Carolina Agricultural Center.
Author Philip Ackerman-Leist is among the presenters recruited from around the country to conduct workshops at the Mother Earth News Fair coming to Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on April 11 and 12, 2015. Ackerman-Leist is the Program Director for Green Mountain College’s Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems.
Asheville-based author Nan K. Chase is one of many area gardeners, homesteaders, and sustainability experts who will be presenting at the Mother Earth News Fair coming to Western North Carolina Agricultural Center on April 11 and 12, 2015.