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For over twenty years, Chris and Marty McCurry have been fashioning salvaged tree bark into decorative wall coverings. Based in Spruce Pine, the Highland Craftsmen Inc. collects bark from trees harvested by Southern Appalachian logging companies and creates something new out of it.
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Salt therapy is a centuries-old practice that can help treat certain health issues, strengthen the immune system, reduce stress and even improve concentration and ease addictions. Asheville Salt Cave is the only salt room in the country that is fashioned entirely from natural materials, offering a variety of salt therapy and healing sessions.
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Since reopening a modest storefront in downtown Asheville a year ago, Bryan Hudson has curated a remarkable collection of homegrown products. His business, Asheville Direct, is rooted in the local economy, selling locally made foods, medicines and skin care products. His shop has helped many businesses launch new products and expand their customer base.
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Late last year the Party Rock wildfire raged thousands of acres in the Hickory Nut Gorge and led to the evacuation of Chimney Rock. In its aftermath, the Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy is working to address concerns about the health of the forest and raise awareness about the effects of wildfire. A citizen science program is also being created to help gather data in affected areas.
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is the largest no-kill animal rescue organization in North Carolina. Beyond rescuing animals and raising awareness, the organization runs an adoption center and offers crucial resources for pet owners. Euthanasia is used only on animals whose suffering is incurable or that are deemed dangerous and untreatable.
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29880
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Drovers Road Preserve is being reintroduced to the public, after development there halted years ago. The preserve is the oldest conservation subdivision in Buncombe County, weaving together land preservation and residential development. It was named after the trail through the Appalachian Mountains where men drove livestock to southern markets.
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Electric cars have become more attractive to consumers as environmental stewardship has become increasingly relevant. In the Asheville metropolitan area, there are more than sixty public charging stations for electric cars, some of them solar-powered. The use of electric cars has been promoted as part of efforts to reduce air pollution.
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The movement encouraging a deeper connection to and respect for nature has generated the combination of agriculture and neighborhoods. The profile agrihood, Olivette, facilitates eco-sensitive practices such as permaculture to protect existing species and promote responsible stewardship of the land.
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36561
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A local food processing facility contributes to the organic food trend. Part of a trend that emerged during the 1980s, products such as non-meat proteins, organic chocolate, and Buchi kombucha originated in this facility. Also known for the homemade fruit spreads produced by Walter and Wendy Harrill, who rent their space, it is a product of a nonprofit partnership. Asheville-Buncombe Technical College, the state Department of Agriculture, and an economic development group founded the facility in 2005.