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29790
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Diane S. Dean is a painter in Hendersonville, North Carolina who values the people part of doing her art above all else. She loves interacting with people at art festivals, and her extroverted personality lends itself well to working closely with clients to create commissioned pieces. Most of her acrylic paintings are of natural landscapes and flowers.
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Asheville artist Scott Mills is known for his surreal paintings of nature and animals. In an interview, Mills discusses how his work is derived from the concepts of symbiosis where different organisms work together to benefit each other.
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29719
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Sahar Fakhoury is a figurative artist, painter and sculptor who moved from Kuwait to Asheville, North Carolina in 1990. Creating some continuity from her childhood as a gymnast and dancer, Fakhoury’s most recent work is inspired by the human body in motion. She also sees the importance of art as a form of historical documentation.
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29868
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Rebecca Kahrs is a watercolor painter and owner of the Dragonfly art gallery in Brevard, North Carolina. She paints flora and fauna of the region, and has produced several videos for people learning how to paint.
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36564
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The author defined GMOs’ complexity by examining their crisis inducing potential, illustrated by incidents such as an increase in gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and infertility. People may counter the crisis by endorsing crop variety, advocating small-scale farmers, increasing local food production and consumption, and decreasing fertilizer use. Until the crisis passes, the author recommended avoiding GMOs by growing foods and purchasing certified organic foods. As for the difference between non-GMO and organic, Figart noted organic foods do not contain GMOs and are not exposed to pesticides.
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36556
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Bee Branch Farm’s owner expresses a personal investment and interest in Sandy Mush’s farmland conservation efforts. Contributions of this native, ninth generation farmer and former high English teacher, include the Northwest Buncombe County Farm Heritage Trail and her farm’s production of vegetables and honey applying organic practices.
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24006
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The author discusses growing canola in Western North Carolina as part of Field to Fryer to Fuel, a project that creates biofuel from locally-grown feedstock.
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29871
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A new exhibit called, Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina, showcases craft artisans who excel in clay, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The exhibition is sponsored by Blue Spiral 1 and the Center for Craft, Creativity and Design. Most of them well known, the artists were selected for their ability to adapt tools, techniques and ideas that transcend traditional notions of craft.
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26921
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This article highlights four lesser known places to hike with your dog in western North Carolina. Each location description provides directions and trail lengths.
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29747
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The Asheville area is known as a farm-to-table mecca. Businesses such as The Farm, Franny’s Farm, Thyme in the Garden, and Villagers offer training and workshops in cooking, growing food, gardening and farming.
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29679
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Daniel Angerstein and Gerald Schultz built their dream home in Stoney Mountain, outside Hendersonville, North Carolina. Angerstein is a pipe organ builder by trade and plays both piano and organ; Schultz is an artist and singer. Their house was designed and decorated to reflect their artistic and musical talents, and to accommodate in-house performances and events.
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Since 1982, the Gwynn Valley Camp in Brevard has served as a summer camp for children. Residential and day camps, as well as 4-H programs use the camp to teach children about the farm-to-table process by encouraging interaction with farm animals, planting seeds, and harvesting vegetables.
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24028
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Land trusts work with willing landowners in their communities to ensure that critical places are protected forever. Western North Carolina is home to some of the largest sections of land trusts in the state.
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29746
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In small Western North Carolina towns, some lesser-known yet high-ranking community colleges are changing lives for local students of all ages and backgrounds. Mayland Community College provides hundreds of workforce development and continuing education courses that serve Mitchell, Avery and Yancey counties. Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton is one of the only community colleges in the state with a sustainable agriculture program.