Cinthia Milner

Cinthia Milner
An Ikebana International conference blossoms in Asheville

A waterscape continues to bloom thanks to a lotus expert’s family

Bill Whipple envisions Asheville with ample fruits and berries to feed us all

A family of plant lovers keeps indigenous species thriving

In Big Sandy Mush, a couple invites U-pickers to harvest an array of brilliant blooms

A woman’s decision to give her kidney to a stranger changed the course of organ donations

Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

There are endless reasons we all fall for the mountains, but one enchants us above all others: This place feels like home in our hearts. Here, five writers share how their deep connections to these hills were forged with Sunday drives, old-time music, wildflower hikes, and through the discovery of inspiration and strength.

Carrie Wagner's cultural exchanges bring home global insights meant to be shared

Devastating fires played a role in creating the natural playground known as Graveyard Fields

A 10-day course empowers participants with back-to-the-land skills

Truly magnificent gardens need time and attention to flourish - coaxed and nurtured by guiding hands and verdant vision. Peter and Jasmin Gentling spent the last 40 years creating just such a landscape on Sunset Mountain. Welcome to Blue Briar Garden.

Caroline Long and St. Gerard House open doors of learning for children with autism

A mom breaks free from the kitchen to find a baffling, but delicious, new culinary scene

At the hands of Leo Monahan, paper takes on a colorful, three-dimensional life

For generations, wildcrafters have relied on the healing properties of our region’s diverse plant life. Today, Bent Creek Institute is using the tools of biotechnology to prove the value of these folk remedies and create a local hub for a new medicinal products industry.

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