The first fundraising and outreach event for Western North Carolina’s nonprofit diaper bank takes place July 29 at Wedge at Foundation.
Since Caiyalynn Burrell’s tragic death from an overdose in 2014, agencies from across the region and the state have come together to find new ways to help children and teens in crisis receive the help they need. The Caiyalynn Burrell Child Crisis Center is now open at 277 Biltmore Ave. in Asheville to respond to psychiatric crises in a supportive, holistic and peaceful environment that also helps patients connect to community resources throughout their treatment and recovery.
Sylvan Sport founder Tom Dempsey says the inspiration for his company’s adventure camping trailers comes from spending time outdoors — and there’s no better place to find inspiration than this area. “We couldn’t do what we do anywhere else,” he says.
Using repurposed containers and DIY soil amendments can make it easy and affordable to grow vegetables, herbs and fruit without a large garden plot.
Despite their importance to the region’s economy, migrant farmworkers in WNC often labor in conditions that make obtaining health services difficult or impossible. Some dedicated advocacy organizations and health care providers fill the gap with mobile services that take care directly to farmworkers who would otherwise go without.
“It feels like a migration of birds,” says Eli Mills, seasonal employee at the North Carolina Outward Bound School. “Every year we come up on the mountain in the very early spring, and slowly, people start trickling in from whatever adventure or work they’ve had over the last few months.”
Physical activities performed in natural environments can have a profound influence on our mental and physical health, say local exercise experts.
Specific plant species can turn a garden into a living indicator of pollution levels.
Horticulture therapy helps people of all ages learn life skills as well as recover from mental and physical challenges. Hendersonville’s Bullington Gardens are home to the BOOST gardening program, which helps special needs students cultivate skills and develop self-confidence.
As shifting weather patterns begin to affect WNC, new gardening strategies and hardier plant varieties may be needed.
Western North Carolina towns exude charm throughout the year, but on Independence Day they take that appeal to another level. That tradition continues in 2018 with streets and parks across the mountains playing host to parades, live music, festivals and other family-friendly celebrations while the sun is out, followed by fireworks and shows to cap off the night. […]
In the midst of a crisis of opioid addiction and overdoses, patients and doctors alike are seeking out alternatives to opioid medication for relieving pain. Ranging from medicinal herbs to acupuncture to biofeedback, options abound — offering both hope and a bewildering array of choices.
From environmentally friendly takeout packaging to local sourcing to surviving on razor-thin profit margins, Asheville-area food businesses look at sustainability from multiple perspectives.
Hayrides, fishing, wine tastings, cooking demos and berry-picking are just a sampling of the events lined up for this year’s tour, which showcases more than 20 small-scale, local farms.
The concert of songs recorded for Arts for Life’s Heartbeat Sessions takes place June 27 at The Mothlight.
Local health and wellness news this week includes preparations for Our VOICE’s upcoming Walk a Mile event and fundraiser, a workshop on end-of-life planning, a big donation to promote safety for women and children and a new membership model available at an Asheville urgent care clinic.
From beans to squash, local experts talk about growing protein powerhouses in the home garden.
The June 16 Pack Square Park festival doubles as an album release show for Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.
Author and journalist Carol Polsgrove kicks off our series on urban rambles in Western North Carolina with a paean to her personal walking nirvana: Asheville’s Montford neighborhood.
With the help of money from the Pigeon River Fund, Asheville GreenWorks has lifted more than one thousand pounds of trash from Mud Creek in Hendersonville.