This year, Independence Day falls on a Saturday, which leaves you with more freedom to explore what this historic day has to offer.
Surrounded by Leicester’s stretch of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shady Place’s cattle drink water from pure mountain springs and eat grass, hay, and corn produced on-site. The animals are raised by hand and treated like pets by the entire family, including the Morgans’ sons Nathanael and Eli.
The design for a key link that will help create the longest continuous stretch of greenway in Asheville has been finalized. The roughly 1-mile section will run through the New Belgium Brewing Co. site in the River Arts District and connect with existing greenway segments.
A new program from Organic Growers School, WNC FarmLink and Southern Appalachian Highlands Conservancy called Farm Pathways will combine peer support and land access with a structured curriculum centered around farm production and business.
A poll by Thrillist online magazine, which has previously named Asheville one of America’s most hipster cities and one of America’s best drinking cities — among others, has named Craggy Gardens, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina’s most beautiful place.
The fourth annual Battle of the Bywater was packed with what may be “the biggest crowd we have ever had,” wrote the owners of the bar on Facebook — with cars lined up and down Riverside Drive (more so than usual).
Artists in Asheville are turning to the earth beneath their own feet to fuel their artistic expression. They are alchemists who can blend clay with egg whites and crushed stone to make paint, and they are advocates for the land with which they interact.
Faerie Kin performed Enchanted Bees in Pritchard Park on Monday, June 15, as part of the Pollination Celebration.
Bee City USA will host its third annual Pollinator Celebration, a week of pollinator-centric events — held from Thursday, June 11, until Sunday, June 21 — designed to invite the public into the world of pollinators. The Asheville celebration aligns with National Pollinator Week sponsored by the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign.
Neil Goss’ medicinal art tour, Endor’s alternative teaching model for high-schoolers and Asheville FM all top this week’s local crowdsourcing campaigns.
Buncombe County extension of the Master Gardeners team up with Enka High School and several residential gardeners in the Biltmore Lake and Candler areas to educate the public on how to maintain a garden through scenic garden tours.
The Downtown Marshall Association and the Tourism Development Authority of Madison County are calling all to sport their best pirate, mermaid or sea creature costumes and attend the eighth annual Mermaids in Marshall festival today, June 5.
The nationally traveling exhibit Savage Gardens, the newest attraction at The North Carolina Arboretum, opened up on Memorial Day weekend and has been inviting visitors to explore an up-close view of carnivorous plants.
Author and cyclist Jamie Bianchini stops at Youngblood Bicycles on June 5 as part of his book tour. Bianchini will share his story of traveling around the world on a tandem bicycle.
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 the 1950s, multitudes of Appalachian-native hemlocks have been sucked dry by an invasive, non-native insect, the hemlock woolly adelgid. But in the last 15 years, entomologists have discovered, captured and released a beetle, native to the Pacific Northwest, that may be the key to the hemlocks’ survival.
Michael Kane Studio is where Kane creates his clothes by using the Japanese dyeing technique Shibori, a method of binding and/or stitching a fabric so that the restricted areas absorb the dye to make irregular patterns and shapes.
This Sunday, May 31, local artists and farmers will come together at Articulture’s first annual Art & Farm Tour. Art will be displayed in all different types of outdoor settings to give attendees a completely different experience than that of the normal “white wall gallery.”
On May 30, Clean Energy for Western North Carolina, the Garden Club for America’s local French Broad chapter and Audubon North Carolina (NC) will be hosting their first Solar Saturday event to “kick off” this summer season.
Fresh Lunch brings a new daytime delivery service to downtown, Standard Pizza plans a Biltmore Village location and Asheville breweries sponsor the Beer City Cup soccer tournament. Plus food writer Jonathan Ammons talks about simple snacks at 5 Walnut Wine Bar.
City plans to improve infrastructure, expand public space, increase access and encourage private development in the River Arts District have triggered considerable controversy. Xpress reached out to the city, RAD business and property owners, and organizations involved in the now flourishing area’s revitalization to try to answer some key questions.