City partners with Asheville GreenWorks for “30 trees in 30 days” program

Press release from the city of Asheville: The City of Asheville Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with Asheville GreenWorks, has launched a new initiative to plant trees at all seventy-four city owned recreation facilities over the course of the next three years. The initiative is aimed at celebrating how trees enhance our environment and our […]

A UNC Asheville student plants a tree during the Greenfest campus service day. Photo courtesy of UNC Asheville

UNC Asheville to hold Spring Greenfest March 25-April 1

Press release from UNC Asheville: UNC Asheville’s Spring Greenfest 2017 begins March 25 and will feature a walking tour of a wildfire site, workshops on rain gardens, on electric vehicles, and on mushrooms as medicine, in addition to many more events celebrating spring planting and sustainability. Carolyn Finney, author of Black Faces, White Spaces: Reimagining the […]

Habitat for Humanity ReStore to screen film on reuse on April 6

Press release from Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore: ASHEVILLE, N.C. (March 16, 2017) – The Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore, known to be a community resource for affordable home improvement and home furnishing items, will host a free screening of the documentary film Reuse! Because You Can’t Recycle the Planet. “As a business […]

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The Collider to hold fundraiser and birthday party on March 18

Press release from The Collider: Top 10 reasons to join The Collider for our Saturday night fundraiser & birthday party! 10. A great view of the sunset over vibrant downtown Asheville. The Collider’s been open a full year and there’s one thing that’s never gotten old: Watching the spectacular sunsets from our downtown, top-floor location. 9. […]

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Artists in Resistance to hold community art, fundraising event on April 5

Press release from Artists in Resistance: Today we find ourselves part of an intersectional movement. Now more than ever, people working to protect climate, the environment, and social justice need to link arms against industries that exploit our people and planet while ignoring or contributing to the climate change that will devastate us all. Currently, […]

Living Web Farms presents two-day workshop on growing nutrient dense foods April 8-9

Press release from Living Web Farms: The commitment to eating an abundance of fruits and vegetables is a great first step toward optimal health, but what do we know about the actual nutrition within our produce? Studies have shown that the mineral content of vegetables, fruits and meat has declined significantly in the past few […]

M R Gardens Owner Megan Riley on her farm in Oakley. A hoop house for additional plant storage is next to the passive solar greenhouse in the background. Photo by Bill Bamberger.

Passive solar greenhouse tours in Oakley community

Press release from M R Gardens: Saturdays, April 8 until June 10 ASHEVILLE—M R Gardens in the Oakley community of Asheville is offering tours of the nursery’s one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse, designed for the production of plants using nearly all renewable resources. The 40-minute tours are at 11 a.m. Saturdays from April 8 to June 10. […]

Asheville City Schools Foundation announces Champions event and honorees

From Asheville City Schools Foundation email: It is Asheville City Schools Foundation’s goal to nurture whole children and build a whole community with you. Each year, we hold an event to celebrate all of those, including you, who are working toward this critical goal with us. Our Celebration of Champions event will showcase individual, community, […]

Opening on Homeless Initiative Advisory Committee announced

Press release from the office of the Asheville City Clerk: Committee opening: HOMELESS INITIATIVE ADVISORY COMMITTEE –  THIS VACANCY IS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL IN VETERAN’S ADMINISTRATION.  The purpose of the Committee is to implement the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness, and its duties and responsibilities shall include (1) conduct research and investigation into issues about […]

Citizens’ Climate Lobby to hold advocacy conference March 25-26

Press release from Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Asheville chapter: Register for CCL’s First Mid-South Regional Conference: Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26th Location: The Collider Address: Suite 401, 1 Haywood St. Asheville NC 28801 We highly encourage everyone to attend our upcoming conference to learn how to effectively have a voice in legislative decisions on the issue of climate […]

Asheville GreenWorks announces environmental award winners

Press release from Asheville GreenWorks: WHAT: Environmental Excellence Awards Night WHO: Asheville GreenWorks WHERE: The Asheville Masonic Temple, 80 Broadway St. Asheville, NC 28801 WHEN: Thursday, March 23, 2017 • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. TICKETS: General Admission $55; Young Adult $25 (25 and under); 
Child $15 (16 and under with ticketed adult, includes meal […]

McDowell County food and health hub stakeholder meeting on March 27

Press release from the N.C. Cooperative Extension Service, McDowell County Center: When 6:00 – 8:00 pm, March 27, 2017 Where McDowell County Senior Center, 100 Spaulding Rd, Marion, NC 28752 Want to get your food into local markets?  Want to have access to a commercial kitchen?  If you want to provide input on a facility that has […]

New public records tool available in time for Sunshine Week

Media advisory from PRC Applications: Sunshine Week is March 12 – 18th, and I am very proud to announce the launch of our latest community project, Sunshine Request! https://www.sunshinerequest.com   …We built Sunshine Request to make it easier for citizens to make public records requests, turning a complicated government process into a simple form. Every […]

National Weather Service issues winter storm warning for Buncombe County starting Saturday night

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Buncombe County from 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 11 until 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. The NWS predicts snow accumulations of 4 to 6 inches, with 6 to 8 inches possible at elevations above 5,000 feet. The heaviest snow is predicted to fall during […]

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JCC Purim Carnival rescheduled for Saturday, March 11 due to weather

Update from the Jewish Community Center: Purim Carnival Rescheduled for Saturday, March 11! Due to inclement weather, the JCC’s purim carnival originally scheduled for Sunday, March 12, has been moved to Saturday, March 11 from noon – 3:30 p.m. in the JCC gym. Join us this Saturday for carnival games, a costume parade, make your own […]