Foragers live along a spectrum, and I’m fairly moderate, somewhere on the tamer end. I tag along occasionally with those who hew to a wilder code of living and eat closer to the land. The other day I served as assistant to well-known local, Alan Muskat, “The Mushroom Man,” on a wild foods tour he had arranged for some out-of-towners.
In this issue, I take a look at some truly remarkable artists coming to town, in styles ranging from rock to avant-garde (but accessible) minimalism, from R&B/soul to a hybrid of jazz and trance/jam.
How does a highway become an interstate? What happened to a teenager’s missing car? What do you know about where your ramps came from? All this and more in Xpress feature reads from the week. Did you miss it?
Thanks to a fortuitous series of events, the school is finally able to mitigate its carbon footprint. This spring, solar panels are sprouting out of the ground in Moon Field.
Children First/Communities In Schools (CIS) recognizes that when a child arrives prepared for school, their chances for success are exponentially increased, while the likelihood of dropping out of school is decreased.
Paddling the French Broad does not come with Class 5 Green River adrenaline needles to the senses. It’s more a Zen-like opportunity to seize the moment and appreciate life as it happens.
A songwriting contest offers a chance to perform at Sundance, Asheville takes up the challenge of National Bike Month and local restaurants opt for organic over GMO. Did you miss it?
Farm workers protest Publix, Woody Pines drops a self-titled album, Asheville’s shipping container restaurant nears completion and county commissioners can’t seem to get along in a timely fashion. Did you miss it?
When I was in college back in 1969, we could smoke in class, and when I later started working in a medical research lab, we could smoke there too, even while handling blood and urine samples. We smoked on airplanes and in hospital rooms, at the bank and in movie theaters and courtrooms. Today, that dumb, tobacco-friendly world is (mostly) long gone … except, that is, when I visit Warren Wilson College’s gorgeous campus.
Did you miss it? LEAF turns 20, a local couple travels the country with a small carbon footprint and local bakers rise to the challenge of artisan bread baking — all this and more in Xpress’ feature reads from the last week.
“Initially, we were skeptical because of the large carbon footprint — poor gas mileage, plus the need for propane when not plugged into the grid. We nearly rejected the idea entirely — until we realized we could modify the RV to better match our priorities.”
The work week goes by fast and it’s not always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up, we’re here to help.
“We are in a position once again to get our air cleaned up. We have a local, regional air quality board that is in process of writing a new permit for the Asheville Coal Plant. Our task is to show up at the public hearing.”
If Rip Van Winkle had gone to sleep in the pristine little village of Asheville back in the 1930s and woke up today, he’d have to a shot of white lightning just to settle his nerves after confronting the shocking moral decadence that now abounds in our fair city.
We are mountain folk, at heart. We are entwined in our ecosystem in ways larger cities cannot understand. So it was just a matter of time before we put down our devices and walked outside and craned our necks up up up towards the sky.
It is spring in Asheville, and something amazing has happened in my family. Strawberries are back in season, and my daughter, a fairly selective eater, has decided that strawberry-and-kale smoothies are awesome.
The work week goes by fast and it isn’t always easy to factor in time for a leisurely read. But if you’re looking to spend some time this weekend relaxing and getting caught up on what you missed in the last seven days, we’re here to help.
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism.
Have you noticed that prices are dropping and you can get more for less these days? We haven’t either, but our lawmakers are acting as if this were true. Our current state budget touts a $1 billion increase in educational funding, but little is said about how much of that money actually reaches classrooms. In […]
When Xpress asked local educators for ideas about the focus of the annual Kids Issue, two distinct ideas rose to the top: activism and a kid’s view of the world. This week we focused on activism. We received a cornucopia of submissions, including the one you see below.
Looking for some longform (or longerform) reads to cozy up with over the weekend? Here’s a round-up of our leading feature stories from the last seven days. Happy reading!