Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project
ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.
There are more than 100 farmers markets (also called tailgate markets) across the Appalachian Grown region. In addition to providing support for all of these markets, ASAP manages Asheville City Market, which was established in 2009 as a learning lab to pilot new programs and provide more opportunities for farmers, particularly those unable to access existing market options.
SIMPLE BREATHING ADVICE from A Nobel Prize Winner Can Turn The Tables On Stress During The Coronavirus Lockdown
Important and easy advice, sent in by Lytingale
By David DeSalvo in Forbes
“Just breathe” is basic advice that’s easy to ignore. But when dealing with increased stress—as we are during these strange pandemic weeks—simple, controlled breathing is one of the best tools available for getting a grip on our emotions and the effects of stress on our bodies. And it happens to be the one tool we don’t have to go anywhere to find — it’s accessible with just a bit of advice and a little time. CLICK TO CONTINUE
If you have a local WNC business, or know of someone else who does, please email [email protected] with the web address and contact information. We are offering you our pro bono work, to create and run a full page ad for your business: No charge, No expectation, and No strings attached, and No business too small.
Headquartered in Western North Carolina, Areno Property Management Solutions,LLC is dedicated to helping make property managers’ lives less stressful by offering a range of property management solutions.
According to the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children. The key is to start reading to them at birth.
Join us for a live discussion about our planned production of Macbeth.
Asheville born and based singer/songwriter Kathryn O’Shea offers you her debut full-length album January 9th, which she describes as a “tribute to the dates we find impossible to forget.”
Available for pre-order now on: kathrynoshea.bandcamp.com
Available everywhere for streaming and download on Friday, April 10, 2020 www.kathrynosheamusic.com Name Your Price
104 Easy Tips for Creating the Abundant Future You Desire
Dawn Starks’s mission throughout her career has been to demystify money matters for people who want to have control over their financial lives. In her new book, Simplify Your Financial Life, she provides 104 easy-to-understand practices that will remove the financial clutter in your life and give you confidence with your money management. Freeing up that cluttered space in your life allows you to live more fully, intentionally, and without hindrances.
It is important that everyone in our community take steps to reduce the impact and spread of COVID-19. The safety of our neighbors, family, and friends is protected when all of us practice physical distancing, eliminate all unnecessary travel outside the home, and stay home when you are sick. Employing these strategies is the best way to manage the spread of COVID-19 in Buncombe County and our region. But what should you do if you are sick or unsure about whether you have COVID-19? CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
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A laboratory at the Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been renamed in honor of JoAnne Edgerton of Asheville.
By Brian Wong and edited by Sam Dresser in Psyche
You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
– Greta Thunberg, 23 September 2019, New York
Thriving ecosystems can better support marine and animal life, provide local jobs and food, and reduce carbon emissions. The United Nations considers life on land and life below water to be two of its Global Goals for Sustainable Development. You can join us in taking action on this and related issues here.
At Thimble and SewSew, we design zany and comfy new things to wear by reincarnating gently used garments. All of our skirt and scarf designs are mash ups. Even our business cards are made from recycled materials.
Good health begins with good digestion, because digestive health is essential to overall wellbeing.
Gentle yoga combined with guided relaxations and meditations. These short, portable audio sessions blend breath-centered movement, music, and mindfulness practices to help you sleep, center, ground, release stress, and generally soothe your system.
Please give the first Embodied Meditation—Calming Stress and Anxiety—a listen here. It’s 15 minutes of soothing, grounding movement and guided breathing to help dissolve tension.
By Grant Stoddard in Eat This, Not That!
Whether you like it or not, you can’t change the facts: Our country is about to face a serious meat shortage. Between meat processing plants shutting down and grocery stores limiting the amount of meat you can buy, there’s definitely a strain on an important facet of the food supply chain. Even Wendy’s is limiting the burgers they sell! However, while meat may be in short supply, did you ever think about what would happen to your body if you stop eating meat? CLICK TO CONTINUE
Sustainable travel is a very important issue these days so we’ve covered this subject from an overlanding perspective. Overlanders usually use large vehicles, with either gas or diesel engines with low mpg’s.
While using hybrids or even electric vehicles for overlanding is still in the distant future (and those type of vehicles may not even be desired by the overlanding community), there are still several things that overlanders can do to decrease their impact on the environment. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE
LifehackerMichelle Woo in Pocket Worthy
It’ll help them gain a critical skill—and get you out of the hot seat.
Before you can tell them that you got a C- in geography or that you once thought the word XING on the road was pronounced “Zing,” your children will see you as a perfect human knowledge-dispensing machine. And they will ask you a lot of questions. CLICK TO CONTINUE
Did you know that locally owned businesses circulate 3 times more money back into the local economy than chain stores?
Supporting local businesses and workers is one thing each of us can do right now. We’ve set up this page with resources, key information, creative initiatives and contacts.
The past two weeks have been very difficult for us all. Exactly two weeks ago we had a finance committee meeting and I was asked what would be the worst case scenario of this health crisis. My answer seemed impossible but I replied that we would shut down, everyone would be laid off, including me, the theater would be moth balled and we would hope to preserve as much of our capital as possible so we would have the ability to reopen when the time came.
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