On Sept. 4, hunt ginseng in the wild with medicinal plant authority Robert Eidus on his farm in Marshall. On Sept. 10, gather with farmers, gardeners and homesteaders for the third annual Harvest Conference, presented by the Organic Growers School on the campus of A-B Tech in Asheville.
Mission Health has confirmed that a patient was treated for the Zika virus earlier this month. Dr. Chris DeRienzo, chief quality officer for Mission, said in a statement released by the hospital that the person was treated and released during the weekend of Aug. 13. “The virus was not contracted locally,” the statement said. “The […]
Whether savory or sweet, jams and other preserves have become a favorite way for local food businesses to highlight Western North Carolina’s harvests.
Hailing from the African Yoruban tradition, Chief Olu Derrick Lewis and priestess Yeye Omileye Achikeobi-Lewis will bring ceremonies, classes and prayers for the four elements to OM Sanctuary as year-long artists-in-residence.
Local wellness, food and art vendors converged on Pack Square Park on Sunday to celebrate all things organic and sustainable.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features
Empire Strikes Brass’ upcoming album release and
A new partnership between Mission Health and GE Healthcare, announced at a press conference Friday morning, could save the health care system and consumers more than $40 million in unnecessary health care costs over the decadelong course of the project.The partnership calls for optimization of imaging experience and use, as well as easing patient-care […]
Now a beloved local happening, the Southeastern Permaculture Gathering has taken place every year since 1994. Permaculture enthusiasts of many ages and experience levels gathered on the grounds of the Arthur Morgan School in Celo Aug. 5-7 to forge connections, gain insights and learn new skills.
Running and CrossFitting are two popular ways Asheville residents stay fit. Advocates on both sides maintain their workout is the best, but both forms of fitness confer benefits.
A party for the release of Lillah Schwartz’s new book, Healing Our Backs with Yoga: An Essential Guide to Back Pain Relief, will be held Friday, Aug. 26, at One Center Yoga, 120 Coxe Ave. The book offers readers the opportunity to learn the basic yoga poses used in Schwartz’s signature back course. It contains hundreds of photos […]
As the cost of growing food in Western North Carolina rises, local farmers are feeling the squeeze. Increasingly, many are turning to agritourism to help their enterprises stay afloat.
August is National Breast-feeding Month, and Asheville abounds with breast-feeding services for new and expectant mothers. Kimberly Rush, an Asheville lactation consultant, mentions some of the many resources: “We have La Leche League, breast-feeding support groups and many other ways to support and provide information.” Cheryl Orengo, director and educator at Start from Seed, notes that Mission […]
Stream erosion is a growing problem in Western North Carolina. When a stream bank on your property erodes, more sediment enters the waterway and the area and appearance of your land is diminished. Government publications and agencies offer guidance for property owners hoping to stabilize their banks and promote healthy stream ecology.
Advance healthcare directives help doctors and loved ones make end-of-life care decisions, but only if patients have prepared directives and communicated them ahead of time.
The river was filled with colorful and creative float inventions. Spectators lined the river’s edge to take in the sights.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features an art print project plus a local nonprofit’s efforts to raise awareness of the Alexander Technique to combat Parkinson’s disease.
A multitude of outdoor water games, including a 20-foot tall slide, plus live music and food make the second Slide the Fletch fundraiser appropriate for adventurers and spectators alike. Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
While tractors and mechanized farm equipment have now largely replaced draft animals, a small but passionate contingent of farmers in Western North Carolina continues to rely on them to help with the daily work around their farms and as a source of extra income at times.
AB Community Pharmacy celebrated its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug.11. The pharmacy’s business model is unique: using profits from a retail community pharmacy, the operation will support the work of Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, which operates free health clinics staffed predominantly by volunteers that serve about half the county’s uninsured residents.
Asheville may be a top dream destination for many folks, but for an increasing number of newcomers and old-timers alike, the No. 1 dream destination may be just down the road a ways. With the challenges of urbanization besetting Asheville, newcomers and locals alike are turning to surrounding towns and communities in search of cheaper […]