agriculture

agriculture
Jun 2019
Here’s a look at the modern ways farming traditions are being passed down and the wealth of programs that are cultivating an exchange of knowledge, all of which is helping our farmers—especially those new to the game—grow and succeed.

Jun 2019
A long-banned plant could spark a surge in post-tobacco mountain agriculture

Feb 2019
Long-time green thumb, author, and WNC resident Nan K. Chase offers a guide to gardening in the mountains

Feb 2019
Seed Programs International celebrates 20 years of humanitarian aid

Dec 2018
Locals, especially, can confirm Western North Carolina holds a wealth of riches. From natural wonders and cultural treasures to splurge-worthy experiences, the indulgences afforded in our mountains are, in many ways, priceless.

Dec 2018
What to expect from WNC food in 2019

Oct 2018
With a local farm-to-table ethic, Chef William Dissen serves up sustainable food initiatives to global leaders

Jun 2018
Through social media, we asked our readers to name their favorite family businesses, and you delivered with deep-rooted recommendations. Here are five that rose to the top.

Apr 2018
After decades of neglect, WNC’s most iconic river flows toward a promising future

Feb 2018
Spring into the season with plant sales and garden events aplenty

Feb 2018
For Veterans Healing Farm, cultivating community is job one

Feb 2018
Long valued by the Cherokee, this wild leafy green has lots to offer

Oct 2017
Sunchokes brighten Chef Jacob Sessoms’ late autumn menu

Aug 2017
Homesteaders open their gates for a bountiful harvest supper club

Jun 2017
Service Learning

Jun 2017
Science

Oct 2016
Sixteen-year-old Matthew Sharpsteen brings food tours to town

Oct 2016
A Waynesville purveyor of jams, jellies, and pickles updates tradition with unexpected ingredients

Feb 2016
In preparation for the 50th National Dahlia Show, three enthusiastic gardeners share their passion and pointers for growing the empress of blooming beauties

Oct 2015
Waynesville Soda Jerks brings natural local flavors to soft drinks

Oct 2015
Tour, taste, and now purchase local liquors along the new Craft Distillers Trail

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Aug 2015
Throughout Western North Carolina sit dozens of public schools abandoned by time, consolidation, and changing demographics. In their heyday, they were community epicenters and veritable second homes for thousands of students. Today, some are boarded up, while others await imminent demolition and replacement by new state-of-the-art facilities. But there are also a handful of old schoolhouses tucked away in various corners of the mountains that have found new purpose as community centers, concert venues, historical beacons, and artists’ studios. Here’s a look at the past and present of eight of them.

Jul 2015
The region’s first pawpaw orchard delivers a Southern delicacy to local dinner tables

Mar 2015
This Easter, celebrate with eggs of all sizes

Feb 2015
Chef Evan Chender, aka The Culinary Gardener, loves cultivating specialty greens

Dec 2014
A Polk County entrepreneur’s soap business is making waves in biofuels research

Oct 2014
Make a moonshine run to see some of WNC’s historic stills

Oct 2014
Documentary filmmaker Jeremy Seifert hungers for challenging stories about our daily diets

Dec 2013
You can never foresee how the life you choose—or the one that chooses you—can ultimately impact someone in extraordinary ways. Meet seven inspirational locals whose personal journeys are making a big difference in the lives of others.

Oct 2013
Satisfy an appetite for culinary wisdom with two new reads

Oct 2013
Jennifer Thomas of Montford Walk-In Bakery shares recipes perfect for the holidays

Jul 2013
True. We're biased. But we can't imagine a better place than the mountains to meet your local farmer, become a food entrepreneur, nosh on artisan eats, and savor a pint (or three).

Jul 2011
Thanks to community support, the show always goes on at Peacock Playhouse

Jul 2011
Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture strive to secure the female set a place on the farm

Jun 2011
Whet your appetite with a fresh selection of books for Southern foodies

May 2011
World traveler Barbara Cook found her calling doing good for the children and artists of Nepal

Apr 2011
Red June’s 2011 tour supports a fruitful cause

Oct 2010
A family dinner at mast farm inn celebrates the simple life and local food

Oct 2010
Winter Sun Farms keeps summer and fall’s flavors on hand