Outdoor Living

Tilling the Past

Tilling the Past

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Mars Hill University collection offers an intimate look at the region’s agricultural roots In 1889, Washington M. Lance, 22, was newly married with a big…

Low Maintenance, High Impact

Low Maintenance, High Impact

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West Asheville rock garden is a neighborhood attraction By: Carolyn Kemmett It all started with messy squirrels. When Sylvia and Tony Gomez moved into…

Drafting a New Concept

Drafting a New Concept

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Local metal artist forges a huge new niche in barn hardware Six years ago, Stefan Bonitz was building a barn on his 35-acre property…

The Homegrown Advantage

The Homegrown Advantage

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High-profile foodie expands her palate with unusual varietals It’s not even noon, and Molly Fowler is already thinking about dinner. As she watches towhees flit…

The Art of Small Talk

The Art of Small Talk

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Online bonsai course promotes the power of miniature   In April 1990, after a “series of uninspired jobs,” Arthur Joura was hired by the…

Growing the Learning Garden

Growing the Learning Garden

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Master Gardeners are on site to answer your questions By: Margaret Butler Every Wednesday morning the grounds of the Buncombe County Extension Office hum…

The Hobby That Mushroomed

The Hobby That Mushroomed

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Growing fungi for fun, profit, and the proliferation of ancient skills In 1999, Greg Carter wanted to make culinary Christmas gifts for friends and family,…

Propagating Fellowship for 82 Years

Propagating Fellowship for 82 Years

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Community projects flower under the Men’s Garden Club The old notion of a garden-club meeting conjures images of crustless sandwiches, sly competition for blue-ribbon rosebushes,…

A Blooming Sense of Place

A Blooming Sense of Place

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Biltmore celebrates spring annuals and the man who started it all Parker Andes is a planner. As Director of Horticulture at Biltmore Estate, Andes…

All Natural Remedy

All Natural Remedy

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Home growers can sow the seeds of health during medicinal-herb workshop After downing one too many chicken wings, most people self-soothe with chalky, over-the-counter…