From 1965 to 1970, the United States dumped some 13 million gallons of the dioxin-based compound on Vietnam. The effects of exposure still linger.
Tour de Leaves, Pisgah Double Dare, North Carolina Cyclocross Series and the 38th running of the Thomas Wolf 8k this weekend. Get outside Asheville!
The Asheville Darkroom is hosting a night of revelry and nerdy photo fun to support art education and public darkroom access — and supporting its efforts to “expose” photography as public art form.
The root cause of many chronic health issues, says local acupunturist and herbalist Jessica Godino, boils down to stress (and far too much of it at that). At the beginning of her class, Unwinding Stress, held on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, Godino asked participants to consider their health in relation to stressful […]
The long summer is behind us, but for many growers in Western North Carolina, the spring-summer growing season is only half the story. Commercial growers, donation gardens and garden-based education programs are all finding ways to make local food and food security a hallmark of WNC, year-round.
In Asheville, most meditation groups incorporate community building through open public sittings, group discussions, potlucks, hikes, book shares and, in some cases, volunteer projects.
At the 10th annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference, held from Oct. 10th through Oct. 12 on the beautiful grounds of Lake Eden in Black Mountain, 1,100 women gathered to study and celebrate. The conference is a three-day fall immersion, where women from across the country come together to study herbal medicine. Over 45 teachers offered classes in a […]
Haywood County boast a long tradition of growing apples and will celebrate both the fruit and the season with the 26th annual Haywood Apple Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.
Photographer Kate Durham sent Xpress photos and results from the Oct. 11 Red Bull Dreamline dirt-jumping event, including this shot.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a California-bound visual artist and Veterans Helping Veterans.
Bikes, bikes and more bikes! We’ve got a fantastic lineup of extraordinary cycling events coming up. There’s a little something for everyone. Red Bull Dreamline, Blue Ridge Pump Track Challenge, Cycle to Farm, Dig the Du and Autumn Faire this weekend!
Eblen’s annual 10K event returns to A-B Tech this weekend, welcoming walkers, runners and rollers to campus in support of Eblen Charities’ outreach activities in Asheville. This year, the event’s tag line is “How far would you go to help someone in need?”
A traveling art exhibit from Rise Up! Studios, a studio for homeless artists based in the top floor of the Be Loved House, will tour Asheville places of worship throughout the fall.
You may think the end of summer means a well-earned break from the fields and farms. But for community gardeners, both from WNC and across the state, autumn will be a time to share ideas and dream up innovations as they assemble for the N.C. Community Garden Partners conference, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 25, at UNC Asheville.
WHAT: Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference WHERE: Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain WHEN: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 10-12 Bound by shared womanhood and a passion for natural healing, more than 1,000 women will gather in Black Mountain for the 10th annual Southeast Wise Women Herbal Conference. Over the past decade, the event has grown to become the […]
Blue Ridge Pride hosted the annual Pride Festival on Saturday, Oct. 4, in Pack Square. The event was part of four days of Pride activities that included the Miss Blue Ridge Pride Pageant and a performance by comedian Jennie McNulty.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a self-help book about “invisible mothers” and an active lifestyle accessory called GoKnuckles™.
WHAT: 7th Annual Tails + Trails 5K Adventure Run for Dogs and Their Humans WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 4, 9:30am WHERE: Buncombe County Sports Park, 58 Apac Circle, Asheville WHY: Seven years ago, Buncombe County Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator Jay Nelson had an idea: lots of people come to the Buncombe County Sports Park to […]
Run the Forest 5k, White Squirrel Cycling Classic, Barnaroo Cyclocross, Tour de Pumpkin and Zombie Run 5k all happening this weekend! Get outside Asheville!
Kristine Kaoverii Weber is a big-picture person. So although she’s the creator of Subtle Yoga, she spends less time thinking about yoga studios, complicated poses or the latest yoga pants and more time thinking about the current state of health care. It’s also what has led her to begin teaching behavioral health professionals how to […]
Looking for an unusual growing project to carry you through the winter? Ever wish you could have your own shiitake farm or reishi supply? Joseph Allawos, professor of biology at A-B Tech and former co-owner at Asheville Fungi, guides us through cultivating mushrooms on logs in the backyard.