Area builders take different approaches to capture the past in building timber-framed houses and barns.
“The way [my bonsai] are constructed, it’s not based on what I was taught or what the books tell you to do,” says Arthur Joura, bonsai curator at The N.C. Arboretum. “It’s based on what I’ve seen in my own experience and run through the filter of my knowledge of art.
Clark Glenn, an East Asheville resident, shares the 12-day journey he and his son, Taber, recently took.
“People just don’t know what they can or cannot do,” says Keith Aitken, the city’s new urban forester. “We want to create a document or education program for people who move into steep slopes because I want people to come to me when they have a tree removal rather than doing it under the radar.”
Firefly Gathering is the largest earth-skills gathering in the country. Held at Deerfields, the 940-acre retreat center in the Pisgah National Forest near Mills River, the annual event transforms a quiet mountain hollow into a self-sufficient village.
On Saturday, July 15 and Sunday, July 16, Appalachia Rising will headline Catalyst, an arts, education and music festival at Salvage Station. The band’s original members, Leah Song and Chloe Smith, organized the event.
Residents learn in hard and terrifying ways that bears and dogs don’t mix.
The thrill of the hunt keeps the morel pursuit engaging, frustrating and thrilling, all at once.