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The Farm, located in Candler, North Carolina, is an event center, a retreat location, a rustic wedding destination, a state-of-the-art experiential teaching kitchen and a gathering place. The owners, Myron and Beverly Gottfried, teach cooking classes and host culinary escapes. The culinary ingredients are grown at the farm or locally sourced.
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Cheryl Keefer, a studio artist in the River Arts District of Asheville, North Carolina, creates mostly plein air (outdoor) oil and watercolor landscapes of an Impressionist style. In an interview with Keefer, she discusses her earliest memories of being outside, and how her interest and talent in art developed.
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The Annual Winter Lights Festival returns to the North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina on November 18, 2016. Among the latest additions to the exhibit are a lighting projection show, and a family-friendly animatronics performance created to education visitors about winter hibernation among animals found in the Southern Appalachians.
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Lauri Newman-Waters, owner of Asheville’s Farm Girl Garden Designs, has a passion for science and nature. A former research scientist, she focuses her passions on her small farm, where showcases her talents as a landscape architect and fresh-cut flower supplier for local restaurants. Farm Girl specializes in western North Carolina terrain, using native plants and low-impact techniques.
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Fall-blooming perennials provide pollen and nectar for the bees and beautiful flowers for the garden. Diane Almond, a North Carolina Master Beekeeper, discusses how to create a pollinator garden and offers a list of native plants to grow. Plants native to North Carolina include flowers such as asters, swamp thistle, goldenrod, and chrysanthemums.
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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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Hunter Stubbs is a landscape designer and partner at B.B. Barns Landscape Company in Asheville, North Carolina. In early fall, Stubbs tells gardeners to prepare the garden beds for winter and lay the foundation for the next growing season. Stubbs advises to take seasonal photos, save seeds, protect fragile plants, plant bulbs, apply compost, and bring plants inside.
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Three years ago, disabled Air Force veteran John Mahshie opened Veterans Healing Farm in Hendersonville, North Carolina. The healing farm supports veterans in the transition from military to civilian life by building community relationships and learning new skills, such as permaculture gardening and animal care.
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Andy Cooper is an artist in Asheville, North Carolina who creates furniture and accessories from salvaged materials, such as reclaimed wood, metal and glass. Cooper describes his work as a combination of functional art and artful furnishings. Recently, Cooper joined the gallery and artist cooperative, Eco-Depot Marketplace.
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This year has been especially difficult in many areas, with the combination of above average air temperatures and below average rainfall. The expectations for fly-fishing is provided for Western North Carolina, Eastern Tennessee, and Virginia.
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The Pardee & Carolina Mountain Land Conservancy (CMLC) White Squirrel Hiking Challenge features eight hikes on CMLC-conserved lands in Western North Carolina. The purpose of the challenge is for people to explore and discover North Carolina landscapes while staying active and healthy. Details on each of the hikes are provided.
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On November 10, 2016, the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina will exhibit a collection of art pieces created by survivors of sexual violence. The annual show, now in its fifteenth year, aims to bring survivors together by providing a community forum in which to share stories and encourage healing. The show is sponsored by the nonprofit Our VOICE, which stands for Victims Outreach Intervention, Counseling and Education.
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A trip to McDowell County, North Carolina yields time travel for history buffs, high adventure for outdoors enthusiasts and pure delight for art and music lovers. Popular places to visit in McDowell County include Old Fort and Marion.
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Traditionally, lands unfenced meant lands were free for anyone, owners and not, to use for hunting, fishing, and grazing. The Civil War, with its attendant population growth and rise of commercial farming, helped to bring about fencing laws and end to open range. Pictured was the type of fence that dotted the Appalachian landscape by the 1890s.
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Offering better healthcare outcomes is often a byproduct of diet, accounting for the food source itself and its source. Meats touted as nutritious and delicious include bison and elk. Benefits of these meats noted by King are lower cholesterol content and higher levels of protein and iron. As for environmental factors that impact produce and meat quality, the author recommended preserving topsoil and balancing the soil ecosystem. Such actions can yield healthy carbon levels and grasses for animals that positively impact their nutrient output.