Environment

Environment
Oct 2014
With 50 breweries counting, Western North Carolina's reputation as a craft beer mecca continues to grow, but for how long? Experts and brewers weigh in on the industry's future.

Apr 2014
French Broad Boatworks reinvents the art of the rivercraft

Mar 2014
From the stone exterior to the gallery of handmade curios held within, an artistic couple’s Brasstown abode stirs feelings of home and away

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.

Jun 2013
Discover your inner calm with a yoga hiking trek

Mar 2013
With a commitment to sustaining the craft he loves, chairmaker Brian Boggs is leading the handmade furniture industry toward an enduring future.

Mar 2013
An outdoor skills program introduces women to fishing, archery, plant identification, and a heightened sense of confidence

Mar 2013
Waynesville artist Margaret Roberts transforms watercolor with collage techniques

Oct 2012
A Hendersonville bakery prepares at-risk youth for career success

Oct 2012
From new outdoor learning environments to reimagined downtown corridors, the nonprofit Asheville Design Center is helping communities create blueprints for brighter futures

Oct 2012

Oct 2012
Cozy up with chocolate and wine pairings for the chilly months ahead

Oct 2012
Cancer patients reconnect with a sense of inner calm at Wind River retreats

Aug 2012
Eco gets friendlier with an expo to celebrate sustainable living

Feb 2012

Dec 2011
Hide out from stress at one of these soothing retreats

Oct 2011
DuPont State Forest Distance: 1/2 Mile Round-trip Difficulty: Easy (Guided)

Aug 2011

Aug 2011
Enter the boundless world of an innovative artist

Jul 2011
North Carolina's state theater opens new digs on Main Street in Hendersonville

Apr 2011
An expert in the art of Japanese gardening works to sow

Apr 2011
Thanks to a new scholarship, shelter dogs can enjoy a weekend of training and off-leash fun

Oct 2010
Winter Green proves you don’t need to say goodbye to local produce at the first frost

Sep 2010
Get those futuristic images of hovercars and robot butlers out of your head. We asked experts to give more accurate predictions for WNC’s future when it comes to environmental health, public land, Population growth, education, jobs, and agriculture

Sep 2010
A father’s search for healthy building materials brings about an innovative home

Aug 2010
Whitemont Lodge’s grand scale is surpassed only by its storied past

Aug 2010
Ride the waves with WNC’s leading female kayakers

Jul 2010
Josh Dorfman, aka The Lazy Environmentalist, mounts a casual crusade for sustainability

Jul 2010
Two Robbinsville candle-makers find harmony in their environment and craft

May 2010
Ugly America: Interpreting the state of poverty in this country

Apr 2010
This summer, log some miles and celebrate the Blue Ridge Parkway’s anniversary with 75 must-see stops

Apr 2010
Three Boone entrepreneurs are cracking the lid on container eco-homes

Dec 2009
Jeff Pennypacker knows how to break the ice

Oct 2009
Trash to Treasure: Meet three artists who give discarded objects a fresh interpretation

Sep 2009
A pair of architects with a flair for modern design bring to fruition the vision of a steely tree house

Sep 2009
CooperRiis’s holistic, community-based approach to treatment is setting a new standard in mental health care

Aug 2009
Western North Carolina’s growth comes with a price, and our rivers are paying it

Jul 2009
A couple of plant experts prove the grass is always greener on the upper side

Mar 2009
Chef Bill Morris passes on his passion for cooking to students in the kitchen at the Broyhill Inn