Many gardens in Asheville rest on public property that was once overgrown and unused. These spaces have been transformed but the methods that brought the transformation sometimes differ. Some gardeners in Asheville have taken their spots through guerrilla gardening. In some ways it’s comparable to being a graffiti artist or even a squatter, but some say it’s preferable to jumping through the hoops of bureaucracy.
“Our goal and passion is to make sure older adults have equal access to the opportunity to age with independence, health, well-being and choice,” says Wendy Marsh, executive director of the Council on Aging.
Ashevilleans, more so than residents of many other cities, know where their food is raised, grown or picked and can often participate in the process with little effort. This reverence for cuisine afforded Asheville the honor of hosting Food Blog Forum’s 2014 conference, a three-day networking and educational event for 120 food bloggers from across the nation.
The way we experience health care is changing. And regardless of your politics, not many would argue that there is room for improvement. Mission Health, in conjunction with MAHEC and independent physicians, is responding to those changes with a new, integrative model of care called Mission Health Partners. Xpress spoke with Dr. Robert Fields, quality director […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. STEVE SHELL POETRY Steve Shell, […]
Local author Catherine Faherty discusses her book “Autism … What Does it Mean to Me?” at Malaprop’s Local author Catherine Fagerty’s book “Asperger’s .. What Does It Mean To Me?” has been lauded as classic within the autism community. The second edition of the book, “Autism … What Does it Mean to Me?” adds valuable […]
Listen, folks, you live here for a reason. I’ll bet most most of you ride a bike, blaze trails, paddle and/or enjoy a float down the river every now and then. Every weekend in the summer, there are a multitude of events and outdoor shenanigans, and it’s your responsibility as an Ashevillean to put down the remote, […]
The premise of a seed library is relatively simple — patrons of the library “check out” their selections to grow the season’s crops and then return usable seeds from their harvest at the end of the season. The goal is to provide a free source of locally adapted crops and contribute to the biodiversity of local agriculture. Ideally, as the seed library continues to operate, the number of seeds and varieties available will continue to increase.
What is drawing more and more Asheville yogis to take their downward dog to the French Broad River? Those of you who attended LEAF or the Mountain Sports Festival in the spring may have taken part in or witnessed SUP — a stand-up paddleboard yoga class.
WHAT: Shadow Work seminar by Christen Burns and Giles Carwyn WHERE: 11 Willow Street, Black Mountain WHEN: Introduction: Tuesday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m-10 p.m. Seminars: Friday, Aug. 22, 6 p.m.; and Sunday, Aug. 24, 3 p.m. WHY: Coined by Carl Jung, the term “shadow” often refers to the parts of ourselves that we hide, repress […]
Crowdfunding platforms make it possible for individuals and organizations of any size to harness social networks and raise start-up capital for projects that might otherwise fail due to lack of funding. Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. THRU HIKE: THE APPALCHIAN TRAIL […]
Early Saturday morning, many Ashevilleans were awake and putting the final touches on makeshift rafts — crafting colorful and creative buoyant devices to float themselves down the French Broad River for the 22nd Anything That Floats Parade.
Read to Suceed will hold an information session for prospective volunteers interested in learning more about the in-school literacy coaching program on Saturday, August 23. Pat Bastian, communications director, tells us more about the work of Read to Suceed volunteers
If you’re looking to get outside this weekend — and you should be, there are some killer events taking place. For the fun-loving, creative types the RiverLink “Anything that Floats” parade is launching from Hominy Creek Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Build a float out of some spare furniture and old baby strollers and […]
Are you serious about your support for the Asheville Humane Society and its mission to make Buncombe County a no-kill community? Paws for a Cause e takes place over eight hours at Freaks & Geeks and allows customers to choose from one of four pet-themed tattoos — with all the day’s proceeds donated to the Humane Society.
The Asheville Design Center, through its Asheville DesignBuild Studio, is helping the YWCA to construct an outdoor classroom, covered pick-up spot and memorial garden honoring community activist, entrepreneur and former YWCA board president Laurey Masterton.
Western North Carolina has long been a healing mecca. From its early sanitarium days to the present, the area has been filled with many wellness centers where people can go to relax, rejuvenate, heal and unwind. Today, many of these centers offer a variety of reasonably priced programs, from classes and workshops to individual and group […]
Environmental Conservation Organization will hold their annual Green Homes and Edible Gardens tour on Saturday, Aug 9. The event allows the public to meet and interact with home owners and gardeners who have experience with solar installations, permaculture and small-house design, among other topics.
Tickets on sale for Our VOICE’s 40th anniversary celebration at Diana Wortham Theatre Our VOICE has been advocating for and supporting victims of sexual abuse for 40 years, and a huge part of that work has been addressing difficult topics and situations that too often go unspoken. It’s fitting then, that the organization’s 40th anniversary […]