Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville and Wedge at Foundation have partnered to host the first Mountain Medicine Festival, a community celebration and concert to highlight and benefit local environmental nonprofits. The all ages event will take place on Sunday, September 16, from 3-5:30 pm at the new Wedge at Foundation on Foundy Street.
"We believe that human health is inextricably linked with our environment. We are launching this festival to raise awareness of the important work that these nonprofits are doing each and every day to help maintain the health of our mountain ecosystem,” said Dr. Chad Krisel. Krisel and Dr. Brian Lewis are the founders, owners, and medical providers at Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville.
Jay Brown (singer/songwriter/one-man band) and members of Resonant Rogues (Appalachian old-time and early New Orleans Jazz) will perform. Several local environmental nonprofits will staff booths to highlight their advocacy work and volunteer opportunities, and The Clean Plate Asheville food truck will be onsite, selling their signature farm-to-plate clean comfort food.
The festival is free to attend, but donations are welcomed. A portion of the event’s sales, along with community donations and funds contributed by Integrative Family Medicine of Asheville will be split equally between the featured environmental nonprofits.