“If we are disconnected from our food and where our sustenance comes from, it’s a very dangerous thing for humanity,” says Natalie Bogwalker, founder of Wild Abundance. In November, Bogwalker teaches a two-day workshop that focuses on humane, reverent and conscious slaughtering and butchery practices.
New Mountain hosts the meeting of minds Sunday, Oct. 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Discoveries at Garden Creek, an archeological site near Canton, suggest it served as a home for native craftspeople who produced artifacts for a religious and cultural movement that swept ancient North America nearly 2,000 years ago.
A portion of proceeds from the spirituality event will go to Jubilee Community Church’s Hunger Fund, which benefits local nonprofits MANNA FoodBank, Meals on Wheels and Loving Food Resources.
Poetry and Pie pairs sweets for the mind and body in support of Great Tree Zen Temple. The fundraiser takes place at Urban Dharma, 29 Page Ave., on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features the second edition of Appalachian Trail-inspired board game Thru Hike plus nonprofit literary press Orison Books’ fundraising efforts for three new spiritually-inclined books.
The duo opens Mountain Spirit Coffehouse’s eleventh season at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville on Sunday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
The annual Three Days of Light Gathering — now in its fourth year — takes much of what’s great about summer festivals (camping, music, arts and craft vendors, nature) and enhances all of that with an element of spirituality and learning. The festival is held at Camp Grier in Old Fort, from Friday, Aug. 28, to Sunday, Aug. 30.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features one artist’s random, magnetic acts of kindness and a filmmaker’s depiction of his spiritual journey in and out of India.
The Mountain Jewish Festival kicks off in Hendersonville, workshops are offered on fermented foods and foraging for mushrooms, Black Mountain Ciderworks celebrates its second year, ASAP hosts its Local Summer Cookout and food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about Nightbell’s unique take on the classic deviled egg.
Two women bicycling across the country — from Maine to Seattle — will be making a pitstop in Asheville this weekend, giving a short presentation on their cause at both Sunday morning Jubilee! services.
The third annual Goose Festival brought together more than 2,000 people from various spiritual persuasions that fall under a very inclusive Christian umbrella. Featured speakers at this year’s event included Bree Newsome, the activist who gained national attention for removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse.
Asheville Jewish Community Center will host a panel discussion on Sunday, July 19, from 4-6:30 p.m. focused on helping help people connect with and better understand Jewish values that encourage environmental stewardship.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local artist’s mask-making residency in Mexico, a new dance school called Terpsicorps, a foam party to follow the cyclocross nationals in Asheville in 2016 and upgrades to an astrology podcast.
Firestorm Books & Coffee is back. And though the doors are currently open — the coffee flowing and the pages turning, the 7-year-old cooperative will host its official grand opening celebration on Sunday, July 12.
Wild Goose Festival is a spiritually-charged four-day gathering held in Hot Springs from Thursday to Sunday, July 9-12.
“Yoga with cats was an idea we had because we love Brother Wolf and would like to help kitties find homes,” says studio co-owner Rosie Volcano, “and because we just love cats and yoga.”
Tricia Fogle was inspired to create her up-and-coming business, Life of Energy Retreats, in order to share her knowledge of alternative and holistic health methods and provide a refreshing, full-service retreat space where participants can relax their bodies and refresh their minds.
A day-long mindfulness retreat will be held at Asheville Insight Meditation on Saturday, June 27. The retreat will explore mindfulness for “health, wellness, recovery and freedom from suffering,” says clinical psychologist Larry Cammarata, co-host of the retreat with Eddie LeShure, owner of Mindful Emergence.
Conservation groups like the Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy need the support of residents and local businesses in order to achieve their work. Building on this co-dependence, the nonprofit will hold its annual “Land Trust Day” celebration Saturday, June 6.
Since Mountain Xpress’ last report on people and businesses around Asheville working to aid those in need in the wake of Nepal’s devastating earthquake, efforts have redoubled, and more of those involved have become visible.