Garden Journal

Therapy in the garden: Pathways-Life After Cancer will hosts its third annual Garden Party and Yard Art Auction in Adelaide Key’s garden at 300 Webb Cove Rd. this Saturday, June 24, from 1 to 4 p.m., in honor of all who are living with, through and beyond cancer. The afternoon will include wine and light refreshments, fiddle music by Lew Gelfond and a live auction of folk art. Actress Ida Ginn, a cancer survivor and former Pathways participant, will present “Stand Up: The Flipside of Cancer,” a funny, uplifting and slightly irreverent performance, and Rev. Dick Stennett will also speak on the importance of humor in the healing process. Proceeds benefit Pathways, a supportive community resource for cancer patients and their families. Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. For information and tickets, call 252-4106 or e-mail

Down on the farm: The Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will host its annual Mountain Farm and Garden Tour on Saturday and Sunday, June 24 and 25, from 1 to 6 p.m. each day. The self-guided tour features 20 sustainable, organic and biodynamic farms and gardens in Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Transylvania and Henderson counties. The cost is $25 per car to visit all of the farms, or $10 per car for a single farm. The tour kickoff, at Greenlife Grocery on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m., will feature grilled local food, local beer and local bluegrass by Canyon Creek. All proceeds of the tour benefit the CFSA, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local and organic agriculture in the Carolinas. For more information, visit

Easy on the feet and eyes: A Summer Trail Walk at the North Carolina Arboretum will explore unique features of the early summer landscape. The 45-60 minute amble starts at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27. Comfortable outdoor clothing and footwear are advised. The walk begins at the Visitor Education Center and is free. For info and directions, call 665-2492 or visit

About Cecil Bothwell
A writer for Mountain Xpress since three years before there WAS an MX--back in the days of GreenLine. Former managing editor of the paper, founding editor of the Warren Wilson College environmental journal, Heartstone, member of the national editorial board of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, publisher of Brave Ulysses Books, radio host of "Blows Against the Empire" on WPVM-LP 103.5 FM, co-author of the best selling guide Finding your way in Asheville. Lives with three cats, macs and cacti. His other car is a canoe. Paints, plays music and for the past five years has been researching and soon to publish a critical biography--Billy Graham: Prince of War:

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