Event Cancellations Due to Coronavirus

Several upcoming events have been canceled or postponed due to concerns about the new coronavirus (COVID-19). Events listed on this page may be outdated, so please visit the event website or contact the event organizer for the latest information.
Event organizers can contact us to update their event’s information.

Upcoming events and things to do in Asheville, NC. Below is a list of events for festivals, concerts, art exhibitions, group meetups and more.

Thursday, April 15, 2021
Celebrate Earth Day Every Day Free Energy Chats
Apr 15 all-day
Blue Horizons Project

Asheville Earth month graphic

Blue Horizons Project Home Energy Chats

Our team at Blue Horizons Project provides free, unbiased technical advice and expertise about all your home energy questions, including but not limited to solar energy, weatherization, HVAC replacement, and hot water heaters.

Let’s Start The Conversation!

The Blue Horizons Project wants everyone in Buncombe County to understand, support and be a part of our mission to create a clean energy future. If you have a question, want to know how you can help or have an idea to share, we want to hear about it.

Earth Month Bingo: Show Your Planet Some Love
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ WNC for the Planet

WNC for the Planet Logo

#WNCFORTHEPLANET

April is Earth Month, and for all of you looking for ways to help our beautiful mother Earth, we’ve got you covered. This year 6 of the partnering environmental organizations have gathered various way for you to enjoy nature, learn new things about the environment, and help protect our local ecosystems. By participating in some of these activities, you can be entered to win a bundle of goodies. Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on each bingo square to learn more about that activity.
  2. Use this printable bingo card to track the activities you complete.
  3. Once you’ve completed a row or column on the bingo card, email your filled out bingo card to [email protected]
  4. For every row or column that you complete you’ll get one entry into the drawing for a swag bag prize bundle.
Growing Minds Farm to School Program Spring Garden Bingo
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)

Spring Garden Bingp

This spring garden bingo card comes from our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, but anyone can play! Get a printable version of the card here or find more spring learning resources for kids here.

Holistic Crop Management
Apr 15 – Apr 27 all-day
Online w/Organic Growers School

Organic Growers School is excited to offer this curriculum and training opportunity for the second year in partnership with Certified Naturally Grown.

Spring 2021

March 23 – April 27, 2021 • Online – livestream from anywhere!

In response to the need for virtual learning opportunities during the pandemic, we have restructured this curriculum from in-person workshops to a six-part webinar series, which includes a mixture of videos, resources, and live virtual meetings.


March 23 – April 27, 2021 – Online
Growing a viable farm business is sustained by continuous learning of the land and your products. In this workshop series, growers across Southern Appalachia and beyond will gain tools to manage their crop production for whole-farm success.

Workshop Descriptions & Winter Schedule

Session 1: Tools from the Holistic Management Framework

March 23, 2021

Participants will learn how to view the farm as an ecosystem while managing the four ecosystem processes – energy flow, water cycle, nutrient cycle, and community dynamics – in order to establish balance and promote productivity on your farm.

Session 2: A Holistic Approach to Soil Health

March 30, 2021 

Soil health, in an agricultural context, can be loosely defined as the combination of soil fertility, soil structure, and the biological activity that enables the production of healthy plants, active nutrient cycling, water infiltration and retention, and minimal soil erosion. Participants will understand and learn to apply the four ecosystem processes, holistic management principles, the basics of soil science, and soil monitoring techniques to help increase their farm’s soil health,  productivity, and resilience.

Session 3: Managing Weeds Holistically

April 6, 2021 

Effectively managing weeds can be the most labor-intensive task for ecological crop and vegetable production. This session will cover common weed biology, ecology, and identification. Participants will also learn preventative as well as mechanical and cultural practices you can implement on your farm to reduce weed pressure, save time, and money.

Session 4: Managing Pests Holistically

April 13, 2021

In this session, participants will gain an ecological understanding of pests including their biology, how to sample for pest and beneficial insects, and their relationship to soil and nutrient management. You will also learn management strategies that are commonly used to prevent pest damage, promote beneficials, and be equipped to develop a plan to manage pest outbreaks effectively on your farm.

Session 5: Managing Disease Holistically

April 20, 2021

We’ll take a deep dive into ecologically-based preventive, cultural, and integrated practices to reduce the impact of the disease on your farm in this session. You will gain a thorough understanding of what causes disease, identification techniques, and best management practices for reducing the damage that crop disease can cause.

Session 6: Developing Holistic Decision-Making Skills for Your Farm

April 27, 2021

As we work with the land, farmers are subject to many natural factors that are out of our control and we must prepare for the unexpected by being in the constant process of a plan. Viewing the farm through the window of the four ecosystem processes offers us a framework of Observation and Monitoring. In this session, we take that a step further by exploring tools and developing skills for decision-making in order to confidently proceed with a plan of operation rather than having to function within ‘crisis management’.

MLK Youth Scholarship
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

Did you know Buncombe County is actively involved in an important initiative aimed at more accurately reflecting the history of racial and economic injustice? The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a part of the Equal Justice Initiative’s nationwide effort to work with counties to raise more awareness about individuals lynched in our County. Further, the project is working to bring about community healing concerning Jim Crow-era discrimination, mass incarceration, state-sanctioned violence, contemporary racial trauma and violence, and other important issues.

The Buncombe County Remembrance Project is a partnership with multiple local organizations that all recognize the need to publicly acknowledge and educate the public about racial issues. This work ties into the County’s 2025 Strategic Plan which is focused on equity defined as: Systems, policies, and practices that support equity for all people and an organizational culture that embraces diversity and inclusion. To learn more about the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, click here.

 MLK Youth Scholarship

Martin Luther King Junior’s work to advance equal rights was pivotal in helping shape today’s landscape. There is much work still to be done, but his legacy continues to inspire generations. Buncombe County strives to be a place where Dr. King’s vision is realized by prioritizing equity and being intentional about highlighting racial injustice through initiatives such as the Buncombe County Remembrance Project, our Racial Equity Action Plan, and other efforts.

To further honor Martin Luther King Junior’s legacy, Buncombe County wants to ensure students are aware of the MLK Youth Scholarship for Buncombe County residents. Applications are due April 15, learn more here.

Need to Appeal Your Tax Value?
Apr 15 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

No matter how thorough and fair a reappraisal may be, there are still instances when only the property owner has all the information necessary for an accurate appraisal. Informal appeals for the tax year 2021 can be filed anytime between Jan. 1-April 28, 2021. Additionally, anyone receiving a change of value notice after April 1, 2021 has thirty days from that notice date to file an appeal.

Sustainability Consulting w/ Organic Growers School
Apr 15 all-day
Organic Growers School

Need help with your farm, garden, or homestead?

Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you. We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available—including:

  • Assessment of land that you own or want to purchase.
  • Sustainability systems on your farm, garden, or homestead.
  • Guidance for your land-based project.

How the process works:

Step 1: We talk on the phone to identify your goals and needs.
Step 2: We select a service and price that best meets your needs.
Step 3: We set up a time for an in-person site visit or video call
Step 4: We coach you through a self-assessment process.
Step 5: We have our virtual or in-person site visit.
Step 6: We invoice you.
Step 7: We follow up with you with next steps, referrals, report, etc.

Projects Suitable for Consulting

Site Assessment, Earthworks, Water Catchment, Renewable energy, Garden Design &Installation, Orchards, Food Self Reliance, Soil Testing, Animal Systems, Ponds, Greenhouse, Barn & Shed Construction, Sustainable Forestry, Hardscaping, Landscaping, Mapping Your Land, Conservation, Composting, Pasture Management, Companion Planting, Organic Weed, Pest, & Disease Management, Food Storage & Preservation, Herb Gardens, Beekeeping, Wild Plant ID, Farm Planning, Land Design.

Need help with your farm, garden or land?
We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available.
Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you.
Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!
Apr 15 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student.

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

Tour a Local Greenway w/ GPS based tour app: TravelStorys
Apr 15 @ 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Online w/ TravelStorys

Take a Tour of a Local Greenway

Greenways are a wonderful place to exercise, recreate, and reconnect with nature! Using a new GPS based tour app called TravelStorys, we’ve created an educational self-guided tour for the local Reed Creek Greenway. On this tour you learn about the plants, animals, and natural features you can find in this beautiful urban green space.

Virtual Lessons: How Rivers Form and Change
Apr 15 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Online w/ RiverLink

Learn How Rivers Form and Change

Rivers are a constantly changing natural feature, and understanding how they change over time is crucial to understanding how to protect them. Check out our virtual lesson using our stream table simulation and learn how our communities can better prepare for these changes.

Online Seminar: Gardening for All Abilities—Gardening for a Lifetime
Apr 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Online w/ Extension Master Gardeners of Buncombe County

Seniors enjoy the challenge of caring for their garden.

 

Virtual attendance via Zoom video and audio internet connection

Presenters: Mary Hugenschmidt and Suzanne Wodek, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers

Are your special needs or changing physical abilities keeping you out of the garden? Are your garden chores becoming more challenging? Do you know how to select tools and equipment that will keep you healthy and safe in the garden? In this presentation Mary Hugenschmidt and Suzanne Wodek, Master Gardener Volunteers and longtime teachers of therapeutic horticulture, will tell us about ergonomic tools, garden structures and design, and proper body mechanics to get us back in the garden and keep us gardening for life.

Registration: The talk is free but registration is required. Please click on the link below to register. If you encounter problems registering or if you have questions, call 828-255-5522.

Composting at Home-Bullington Gardens
Apr 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Online w/ Bullington Gardens

Cooperative Extension Specialized Agent Craig Mauney will discuss best composting practices including types of bins, what and what not to compost, and how to manage the compost pile to produce great compost to enhance your garden soil.
Youth Studio at Asheville Art Museum: Art After School (Grades K–2)
Apr 15 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum

Spend your afternoons creating in the bright and spacious studio at the Museum! Explore a range of artistic processes using artwork on view from the Museum’s Collection and special exhibitions for inspiration. Space is limited to small groups of up to eight students; face coverings and social distancing are required. Generous support for this program is provided by Walnut Cove Member Association. More info and register by March 10

Broadway Dance  4th – 8th Grades
Apr 15 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52
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Boogie to Broadway in this low-pressure, high-energy virtual dance class focusing on fun musical theatre steps and choreography for all levels! With an emphasis on focus, body awareness, musicality, and acting through movement, young actors will learn Broadway-style choreography and leave feeling more confident expressing themselves through dance at home or on stage. No prior experience is necessary.

Grades: 4th – 8th
Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Anna Kimmell


Supplies Needed: Internet connection, a small, designated space to safely move around during class.

REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8
Directing: Stages of the Process  Age: Adult (18+)
Apr 15 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Online w/ Flat Rock Playhouse/Studio 52
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Learn about a director’s process in an all-new, four-week course led by Flat Rock’s Producing Artistic Director Lisa K. Bryant. Follow an overview of Lisa’s approach to interpreting the text, defining the rules of an imaginary world, conveying her vision, guiding production elements, and bringing the story to life in moment-to-moment work with actors. Whether you seek a greater appreciation for the process or hope to become a creative leader, feel inspired to trust your instincts and work collaboratively to bring a vision to life!

Virtual Platform: Zoom
Instructor: Lisa K. Bryant


Supplies Needed: Internet connection and a journal for notes, reflections, and musings.

​REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8  

Friday, April 16, 2021
1918 vs. 2020: Epidemics Then + Now in WNC
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA)

1918 vs. 2020

In the midst of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we take an in-depth look at the 1918 influenza epidemic in Western North Carolina through newspaper clippings, advertisements, ephemera, photographs, and oral history and place the events of 1918 into context with our present-day response to the coronavirus pandemic.

2021 Summer Cuba Agroecology Tour
Apr 16 all-day
Cuba w/ Organic Growers School

 Organic Growers School is partnering with Food First and Altruvistas to offer their fourth Cuba Agroecology Tour and their first such trip in the summer from June 22 through July 1, 2021, with a focus on the country’s intensive sustainable agriculture practices. The tour, to be comprised of growers, community leaders, educators, and activists who are passionate about sustainable agriculture, will begin in Havana and travel to destinations such as Pinar del Rio, Artemisa, and Matanzas. The trip offers participants on-the-ground exposure to Cuban agriculture and the food sovereignty movement and will highlight their engagement with the global food system. The intention is for participants to acquire the knowledge and strategies to create just, sustainable, local, and healthy food systems in their own communities.

Cuba has had a focus on organic agriculture production methods since the 1970s. The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989 ended Cuba’s access to agricultural inputs overnight, propelling them into what is now known as the “Special Period”—a crisis of reduced resources and increased hunger. The country embarked on a massive and rapid conversion to agroecology in an attempt to boost food production. The tour will focus on small farmers, sustainable food systems, and national security. There are multiple opportunities in Cuba’s diverse agricultural landscape to learn many lessons and insights for the development of a secure and sustainable food system elsewhere.

“The purpose of this tour is not to romanticize or glorify Cuban agriculture,” says Sera Deva, Director of Programs with Organic Growers School and the trip organizer. “It is instead an opportunity to learn about what a country-wide commitment to sustainable, local agriculture can look like. It will broaden and deepen our region’s wisdom regarding alternative food systems. Our goals are to show our participants the importance of cooperative farming models and sustainable farming techniques, as well as encouraging them to think critically about practical and governmental structures that could support a thriving community of organic growers and consumers.”

Local partners will provide an overview of Cuban history, culture, politics, agriculture, and ecology. Additionally, the group will meet with specialists who will provide background on the country’s transition into agroecological farming practices and the national policies that prioritize organic farming and the remediation of hunger. With a firm commitment to sustainability and justice, this tour will connect participants to farmers, consumers, activists, NGOs, policymakers and experts working to transform the global food system.

Tour highlights will include the following:

  • Discuss agroecology with Fernando Funes, co-author of Food First’s book Sustainable Agriculture & Resistance in Cuba.
  • Visit community permaculture and agricultural education, and food conservation projects.
  • Discuss changes in US-Cuba relations and how they might affect the future of tourism and agriculture in Cuba.
  • Meet with the National Association for Small Farmers (ANAP) and the Ministry of Agriculture.
  • Meet with a variety of small farmers and farmers’ cooperatives.

For the purposes of this trip, OGS is partnering with Food First, a “people’s think tank” dedicated to ending the injustices that cause hunger and helping communities to take back control of their food systems. Food First has been offering tours to Cuba for more than 20 years with the organizing assistance of Altruvistas, a socially responsible and philanthropic travel company that has facilitated 20,000 travelers to Cuba.

The cost of the trip is $2,950 and will serve, in part, as a fundraiser for Organic Growers School (OGS), a 501c3 non-profit organization. Thanks to a grant from the Christopher Reynolds Foundation, there are a limited number of partial scholarships for farmers and food activists to attend. This tour and all registrants will not be affected by recent political actions to restrict American travel to Cuba. Cuba is considered one of the safest destinations for travel, partially due to their diligent and holistic approaches to healthcare. Due to COVID-19, the traveling climate of the US (as well as tourist restrictions in Cuba) is changing daily. Cuba has implemented many of the same precautionary measures implemented around the world to minimize the spread of COVID-19 including social distancing, limiting travel to the island completely through the summer, and closing schools. In early November 2020, Cuba reopened its borders to travelers.

Potential tour participants can visit the OGS FAQ page which answers questions such as, “Why Cuba?,” “What are the legal considerations when traveling to Cuba?,” “Why ravel with Organic Growers School?,” “What does the tuition cover?,” and “What can I expect to experience?” Traveler testimonials from previous trips, the full itinerary, as well as a photo gallery can also be found on the website.

 

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day Free Energy Chats
Apr 16 all-day
Blue Horizons Project

Asheville Earth month graphic

Blue Horizons Project Home Energy Chats

Our team at Blue Horizons Project provides free, unbiased technical advice and expertise about all your home energy questions, including but not limited to solar energy, weatherization, HVAC replacement, and hot water heaters.

Let’s Start The Conversation!

The Blue Horizons Project wants everyone in Buncombe County to understand, support and be a part of our mission to create a clean energy future. If you have a question, want to know how you can help or have an idea to share, we want to hear about it.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Free Books for Children ages 0-5
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Smart Start Partnership for Children

DPIL SIGNUP

A FREE book mailed to your child, every month!

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library mails an age-appropriate book monthly to enrolled children ages 0-5. Do you live in Henderson County and have a child younger than 5? Register today and your child can receive a free book in the mail each month until his/her fifth birthday!

How Do I Enroll My Child?

Enrolling your child is easy! You can register your child electronically (click for online registration) or call us at 828-693-1580 and we will mail you a hard copy of the registration form to complete and return to us.

When does the first book arrive?

If you enroll your child in person, we will give your child his/her first book. If not, your child will begin receiving books through the U.S. Postal Services six-eight weeks after the registration form has been received. If you move, please contact Smart Start at 828-693-1580 to notify us of your change in address so your child can continue receiving books.

Is there ever a cost to me?

NO!  Through the generous support of the NC General Assembly and donations and grants from individuals and businesses in our community, this is a FREE program.

Annual Survey

Annually, some parents will be asked to complete a short survey. The survey will only take a few  minutes to complete. Results will be used to make sure the program is getting results for families. If asked, please consider completing the short questionnaire. Thank you!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Henderson County? Check out the Frequently Asked Questions here. If you still have questions, feel free to contact Smart Start Partnership for Children using the contact information below.

Driving Tour with Smith-McDowell House
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association
The residents of the Smith-McDowell House and grounds were woven in to the fabric of Asheville.

This driving tour begins at the Smith-McDowell House Museum on the campus of A-B Tech and continues through historic sites related to early occupants of the house.

Earth Month Bingo: Show Your Planet Some Love
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ WNC for the Planet

WNC for the Planet Logo

#WNCFORTHEPLANET

April is Earth Month, and for all of you looking for ways to help our beautiful mother Earth, we’ve got you covered. This year 6 of the partnering environmental organizations have gathered various way for you to enjoy nature, learn new things about the environment, and help protect our local ecosystems. By participating in some of these activities, you can be entered to win a bundle of goodies. Here’s how it works:

  1. Click on each bingo square to learn more about that activity.
  2. Use this printable bingo card to track the activities you complete.
  3. Once you’ve completed a row or column on the bingo card, email your filled out bingo card to [email protected]
  4. For every row or column that you complete you’ll get one entry into the drawing for a swag bag prize bundle.
Growing Minds Farm to School Program Spring Garden Bingo
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ ASAP (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project)

Spring Garden Bingp

This spring garden bingo card comes from our Growing Minds Farm to School Program, but anyone can play! Get a printable version of the card here or find more spring learning resources for kids here.

Hillbillyland: Myth + Reality of Appalachian Culture
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA)
Laptop Loan Program to Help Bridge Digital Divide
Apr 16 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Libraries

Different people are pictured using laptops.

Now more than ever, access to broadband is critical to participate in online learning, access medical care via telehealth, search for jobs, or simply to stay in touch with family and friends. Buncombe County Public Libraries (BCPL), in partnership with Land of Sky Regional Council is pleased to announce the launch of the Library Laptop Loan Program on April 16, 2021, as many in our community rely on their local library for connectivity.

With grant funding provided by the State Library of North Carolina through the CARES Act, BCPL is responding to the needs of patrons during the coronavirus pandemic by bringing digital tools such as Wi-Fi and tablets into the community. “We are excited to launch this program and look forward to working with folks to let them know about this opportunity and how it can help bridge the digital divide, especially in rural and low-income communities,” says Library Director Jim Blanton.

Following the launch of the program BCPL will have laptops/hotspots or hotspots only, that patrons 18 and over, with a Buncombe County library card in good standing may check out for one month at a time. Call the Ask-a-Librarian line at (828) 250-4700 to request a device. There is no charge for the service but charges may be incurred for late returns or losses. This program is alignment with the 2025 Buncombe County Strategic Plan and supports an educated and capable community.

The fine print:

  • One unit per household (unit defined as laptop/hotspot combo or hotspot only)
  • Only patrons 18 and over with a Buncombe County library card in good standing may check out
  • One month checkout limit
  • $1/day that it is late
  • $100 charge if laptop is not returned or lost
  • $30 charge if hotspot is not returned, lost, or returned damaged
  • $20 if laptop power cord is not returned or lost
  • Patrons must call to request a device
  • Devices can be sent to any Buncombe County Library for pick up
  • Borrowers will sign a user agreement before borrowing the equipment
  • Devices cannot be renewed and will be disabled when they are one week overdue
  • Devices must be returned inside (no drop boxes)
  • Borrowers will be asked to fill out a survey upon return of equipment
  • If laptop is stolen or not returned after two weeks overdue, a police report will be filed
  • All laptops include Microsoft Office Suite and will have basic computer skills training videos/information loaded on to its desktop

A BCPL technology troubleshoot team will be available to assist patrons over the phone with any issues that come up with this equipment. The operational hours of this team will be from 10 a.m. until the library closes each day.

Need to Appeal Your Tax Value?
Apr 16 all-day
online w/ Buncombe County Government

No matter how thorough and fair a reappraisal may be, there are still instances when only the property owner has all the information necessary for an accurate appraisal. Informal appeals for the tax year 2021 can be filed anytime between Jan. 1-April 28, 2021. Additionally, anyone receiving a change of value notice after April 1, 2021 has thirty days from that notice date to file an appeal.

Organic Growers School Mentor Services
Apr 16 all-day
Organic Growers School

Erica was a HUGE supporter of my farm and was a major part in my expansion. Without the support and help from her, I am not sure I could have done this!

Erica Shanks

Farm Mentee, Farm Owner at Bearded Bird Farms

The purpose of the Mentor Services program is to support beginning and intermediate farmers by partnering them with experienced regional farmers who can provide them with one-on-one practical planning skills in the areas of:

  • farm design and production
  • marketing and business development
  • systems management
  • connecting them to the regional farming community

By serving as Mentors, regional farmers will be able to pass on the skills and knowledge that they possess to other farmers and help to build collaboration and community among the farming community.

 

Who is eligible to apply

We are looking for farmers who have been farming at least 1 year and/or have worked as a farm manager.

Preference is given to graduates of Farm Beginnings® (or other relevant farmer training programs) and members of CRAFT.

Each applicant will be evaluated on an individual basis. Farming partners who apply jointly will receive one mentor.

We are also offering a limited number of mentorships focused on forest farming, in partnership with Appalachian Beginning Forest Farmer Coalition. These will be offered as free or reduced fee mentorships. If you are interested, you can indicate that on your application.

Learn more about Forest Farming from ABFFC.

Regional Resources: Historical Research
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association (WNCHA)

Western North Carolina has a rich assortment of county historical societies, archives, and museums. The Western North Carolina Historical Association seeks to help researchers, historians, genealogists, and the general public take full advantage of these resources.

 

Sustainability Consulting w/ Organic Growers School
Apr 16 all-day
Organic Growers School

Need help with your farm, garden, or homestead?

Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you. We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available—including:

  • Assessment of land that you own or want to purchase.
  • Sustainability systems on your farm, garden, or homestead.
  • Guidance for your land-based project.

How the process works:

Step 1: We talk on the phone to identify your goals and needs.
Step 2: We select a service and price that best meets your needs.
Step 3: We set up a time for an in-person site visit or video call
Step 4: We coach you through a self-assessment process.
Step 5: We have our virtual or in-person site visit.
Step 6: We invoice you.
Step 7: We follow up with you with next steps, referrals, report, etc.

Projects Suitable for Consulting

Site Assessment, Earthworks, Water Catchment, Renewable energy, Garden Design &Installation, Orchards, Food Self Reliance, Soil Testing, Animal Systems, Ponds, Greenhouse, Barn & Shed Construction, Sustainable Forestry, Hardscaping, Landscaping, Mapping Your Land, Conservation, Composting, Pasture Management, Companion Planting, Organic Weed, Pest, & Disease Management, Food Storage & Preservation, Herb Gardens, Beekeeping, Wild Plant ID, Farm Planning, Land Design.

Need help with your farm, garden or land?
We offer a wide variety of consulting services—with hourly follow-up support and reduced fees available.
Contact us for a free 20 minute call helping you to identify your needs and goals and assess which service might be right for you.
Traveling Trunks – Bring the Museum to your Classroom!
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association

Traveling Trunks and Kits are an economical way to bring the Museum to YOU! Rental fee is a refundable deposit of $15 per trunk. Trunks include many artifacts and a week of lessons.

Trunk deposits are always refundable, but if you choose to donate your deposit, these funds are used to assist students with economic needs to be able to come on field trips or to Living History Days.

Call 828-253-9231 or email [email protected] for information or to schedule your program.

Another way to bring the Museum to YOU is with an In-School Presentation!

A trained museum volunteer or staff person will present any of the above topics in your school. Programs may be presented to as many as 50 students per presentation (some are more hands-on and 25 students would be more appropriate).

Cost is $3 per student.

Choose a program, traveling trunk/kit, or suggest a custom program. Craft topics may include an extra supply fee.

Victoria: The Forgotten Town Walking Tour
Apr 16 all-day
Online w/ Western North Carolina Historical Association
Contained by its larger growing neighbor (Asheville), the French Broad and Swannanoa rivers, and the Southern Railway line, the Town of Victoria existed from 1887 until 1905, when it was absorbed into Asheville. The community—which included the Smith-McDowell House and Fernihurst mansion—originally incorporated into a town to prevent unwanted development (particularly from the Vanderbilts).