Mike Fortune started Green Hill Urban Farm nine years ago. From the road, all you see is a large, densely planted yard behind three West Asheville homes; gnarly trees with big bushes underneath. But in fact, the farm raises rabbits, ducks, geese, mushrooms and artichokes; figs, pears, plums, cherries, raspberries, blueberries. It’s hard to believe […]
Waves that Matter: Asheville’s First Annual RESONATE Festival WHAT: All-day sound healing/vibrational wisdom expo featuring, yoga, drumming, meditations, workshops and live music, including Paradiso and Rasamayi on the world’s largest crystal dijeridoo and cystal singing bowls. WHEN: 1-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 WHERE: New Mountain (38 N. French Broad Ave., downtown Asheville) WHY: The science […]
Hue Thairapy will be the host sight for the Asheville stop of the Pink Heals Tour, which raises awareness and funds for women and children battling cancer.
Ayurvedic medicine came to Asheville at least 12 years ago, when Vishnu Dass opened Blue Lotus Ayurveda, a Panchakarma clinic. Back then, “There was nobody practicing clinical Ayurveda in Asheville and very few in this entire region,” says Dass, who started teaching the art at various yoga and clinical herb schools in the area, including […]
Well, it’s officially Autumn. Time to hunker down, pull out your hoodie, put on a pot of chili, make some cornbread, stock up on porters and stouts, avoid the Blue Ridge Parkway Leavers and get outside! On Saturday, Sept. 27, in Black Mountain, the first annual Jumping for Java 5k is taking place. Runners will […]
Not only do seeds carry the genetic makeup of their parent plants — traits carefully selected by farmers throughout human history — they are also powerfully symbolic, representing regional food security, self-sufficiency, cultural heritage and independence. But in order to pass down a seed to the next generation, it must be sown and it must be saved.
“I gotta get my Asheville fix!” writes Shimshai on his own concert’s Facebook page, where several giddy fans have already responded with victorious tales of acquiring admission tickets. The California-based mantra musician, a self-described “seeker of truth,” sends lyrics into the crowd on gentle waves of finger-picked guitar, leaving plenty of inspired devotees in the […]
I learned several things today while snapping photos at Eliada’s annual corn maze. One: it’s challenging to take photos/video of folks running through a corn maze, because with 2.7 miles of trail, I couldn’t find any of the other folks. I could hear them laughing and chattering, but they were just always around the bend […]
Hundreds of humans and zombies alike joined together on the French Broad River Sept. 20 to try to break the world record for most linked tubers on the water.
Amid escalating violence in the Middle East, several local groups are observing a “Day of Peace” on Sunday, Sept. 21.
Grab your camera and pack up your car with your best crew — it’s time to get out in the fields for Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project’s annual farm tour. The self-guided tour will be held Saturday, Sept. 20, and Sunday, Sept. 21, and takes place at 37 Appalachian Grown certified farms across nine counties in Western North Carolina.
Ben’s Tune Up and Veterans Helping Veterans WNC have partnered to present “Karaoke 4 a Cause,” a singing competition featuring Rolling Stones’ songs. Competitors will be judged by a panel of local celebrities and will be competing for a grand prize of a $500 recording session at Echo Mountain Recording Studio.
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KOLO Bike Park CX, Rock the Quarry 5k, Runway 5k, Colier Cove Nature Preserve Gand Opening, lots of great hiking meet-ups and Pisgah Mountain Bike Stage Race all happening this weekend!
Supporters will celebrate the opening of Buncombe County’s newest public park this weekend.
Clean Air Carolina and its MAHA initiative (Medical Advocates for Healthy Air) held an Asheville press conference Wednesday. Sept. 17, to highlight President Obama’s latest proposal to limit carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants — and the positive health impacts of the plan. Power plants are responsible for 52 percent of North Carolina’s carbon pollution. “Climate change […]
The Eastern Band of the Cherokee are working to overcome problems plaguing their community with a literal grassroots solution — a community garden kit program designed to encourage physical activity, increase access to healthy foods and promote family and agricultural traditions.
As a recreational hub, the French Broad River has come back from the dead — and legions of zombies are eager to prove it. Conceived as a creative celebration of the river’s continuing revival, organizers of the first-ever “Tube-ocalypse” are aiming to break the world record for most tubers floating together. And they’re hoping to do it in style, encouraging participants to dress as the undead.
“Sound healing” — what exactly is it? If you have been in Asheville for longer than a week, you’ve probably heard of it or seen a flyer for musical healing offerings. Seeking to learn more, I contacted local musicians, therapists and yoga teachers. I quickly found that sound is perhaps one of the most intangible subjects […]
Asheville is among the “Best Places to Live” in America, according to a new study released Sept. 16 by Livability.com.
As the primary fundraiser for the Friends, the Hobo Ball not only raises funds for the site’s programs, it also honors the legacy of Sandburg — who often called himself “the eternal hobo.”
Well, I hate to say it, but these summer days are quickly coming to an end. They’re not over yet, though! All the more reason to pack in as much as you can over the next few weeks and take advantage of this warm weather and abundant sunshine. As usual, lots of great things happening, some […]