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27322
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Asheville GreenWorks started a program to plant fruit tree or shade trees orchards in Asheville neighborhoods. The project is intended to provide shade and beauty to neighborhoods and to teach individuals about healthy food to help fight childhood obesity and poor nutrition practices. Additionally, these spaces provide a sense of neighborhood pride as the program trains community members to care for the trees and trees are dedicated to members of the community nominated by residents.
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27323
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To improve the sustainability of its farming methods, residents of Asheville are exploring the uses of aquaponics. The technique combines aquaculture which is fish farming and hydroponics which is growing plants in water. Aquaponics is a method which uses nutrient-rich water provided by fish and their waste to help grow plants which then recycle the clean water back to the fish. Aquaponics uses 90 percent less water than traditional soil farming and prevents the damaging of soil and waterways.
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For individuals with terminal illnesses, life can be complicated further by having to choose between buying medications and other needs. Helping individuals living with HIV/AIDS is a food pantry that provides more than a way to not choose between medications and groceries. In fact, this food pantry provides more than the household items also on the shelves. Partnering with local hospices, food banks, and nonprofits, Loving Food Resources helps to improve the quality of life remaining for individuals from 16 of the 17 Western North Carolina counties.
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36483
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For European explorers, natural historians, and botanists traversing the territory now known as North America, nature walks had at least two purposes. They were commissioned to find herbs to take back to the Old World and become familiar with the land their host countries intended to colonize. Naturalist William Bartram’s journey covered the Appalachian Mountains to Florida, as well as throughout the southeast to the Mississippi River. His chronicles, published collectively as Bartram’s Travels, may serve as an apt guide for those following the trail memorializing his journey. Within are a wealth of specimens, drawings, and observations about the people and landscape he encountered between 1773-1777.
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36488
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Freelance contractors and business owners feeling isolated from the community and other businesses prove interdependent is a better descriptor. Generating community as well as collaboration is Base Camp Asheville, offering entrepreneurs spaces for work and play. Proving that pleasure and business can co-exist is a 1920s building refurbished with modern office conveniences like high speed Internet, recreational areas like a ping pong table. Proving this principle also are profiles of companies such as Anthroware and local entrepreneurs such as David and Amanda Highley, co-owners of web coding company MyTownUSA.
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36491
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Cedar Crest Inn, built in 1891, has been offered new life many times over and an enduring place in the community. Originally named Swannanoa Hill, it was known under names such as Kenilworth Lodge and The Arden before receiving its present name in 1937. The house, also functioning as a boarding house over the decades, became a bed and breakfast in 1996.
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36486
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Materials often considered renewable include metal and plastic; perhaps not connected to the term renewal is lives needing a new direction. Offering a reconstructed definition of renewal is a former student of the nonprofit Built Environment Training Program. The company he co-founded, Southside Woodworks, offers customized furniture such as cabinets and a new occupational path for individuals facing barriers to employment.