Gardening

Gardening
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

Feb 2019
A garden coach can put you on the right path to a beautiful oasis

Feb 2017
At Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, horticultural therapy fosters growth in and out of the garden

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
Lend a hand to the arts this summer

Jul 2015
While remaining true to its past, the world-renowned Penland School of Crafts never stops exploring the reaches of contemporary art

Apr 2015
Set out on footpaths that offer big exploration for small people

Feb 2015
The newest blooms showcase sustainability at the Biltmore International Rose Trials

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

Dec 2014
Explore the healing power of plants through three pioneers in the field of herbal remedies

Mar 2014
Proceeds from spring plant sales give back to the community

Feb 2012
A 10-day course empowers participants with back-to-the-land skills

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

Apr 2011
Books & Breadboard Café scores with a great combo

Jan 2011
Step aside, kids. The Catawba Science Center is giving grown-ups a chance to experiment after hours

Oct 2010
The shopping season has officially arrived, and we’ve searched stores across the region to help minimize the gift-giving guesswork. Here, you’ll find ideas for the jewelry lover, gentleman, gardener, gourmand, host, and outdoors enthusiast in your life.

Aug 2010
Nurture a green thumb

Aug 2010
Learn your way around the kitchen

Aug 2010
If you’ve forgotten everything your Home Economics teacher taught you, we’ve got the classes, instructors, and books you need to master life’s self-sustaining skills

Feb 2010
Novel containers for all your growing creations

Feb 2010
Grass to Greens helps residents sow and grow a food source close to home

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

Mar 2009
Community-supported agriculture is changing one Asheville public housing complex, row by row

Mar 2009
From the Past to the Present