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Brew’n’View market moves: The North Asheville Tailgate Market will relocate from the parking lot behind Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company on Merrimon Avenue to UNCA beginning Saturday, Aug. 4. “The area’s oldest and largest producer-only farmers’ market continues to expand and the move to UNC-Asheville will provide additional space for local farmers to sell their […]

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Make it purty: The Buncombe County Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will host a flower-arranging demonstration on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to noon at the WNC Ag Center Youth Building, gate #1. The demo, for individuals interested in entering the Mountain State Fair Flower and Garden Show, will include info on how to prepare […]

Asheville’­s bridges to the future?

Self-described “presentation monkey” and city planner Joe Minicozzi offered members of the public a glimpse of the Asheville Design Center’s latest ideas for an I-26/I-240 bridge during an informal seminar July 9. Two dozen people attended the first showing of Minicozzi’s latest presentation, held at Pack Memorial Library’s Lord Auditorium, on how other cities have […]

Taking democracy to work

When Frank Adams talks to prospective clients, he frequently starts by citing the Magna Carta. Commonly remembered for its codification of civil liberties, the historic document also guaranteed—at least on paper—workers’ rights to such things as their jobs, tenancies, equipment and work vehicles. Today, Adams goes so far as to claim that “our rights as […]

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Not hot enough for you?: If you’re one of those folks who just can’t get enough of that sweet stuff your habaneros get behind, listen up. Hot peppers get hotter when they’re thirsty. Danise Coon, assistant director of the Chile Pepper Institute at New Mexico State University, recommends cutting the plants’ water intake in half […]

Planting seeds

A former baseball field at Asheville’s Pisgah View Apartments is finding new life as a community garden. The project has brought together activists, educators, students, Warren Wilson College, UNCA and local businesses. Let’s play ball? No, let’s plant beans: Volunteers (from left to right) Mellasia Skyes, Mattie Smith, Gwen Jamison, Shannon Zambricki, Robert White and […]

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Versus vampires: Garlic growers take note – garlic geek Tom Sherry of Whistlepig Farm in Hominy Valley offers these harvest hints. On average, garlic should be harvested when the outer three or four leaves are brown. Harvest earlier if you plan to store the garlic for months, harvest later if you plan to eat it […]