An inventory is going on, and brand new kinds of organisms are being discovered right here in the Western North Carolina mountains!
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Appalachian people have dug up and eaten this wild member of the onion family for centuries. Ramps are valued both as a spring tonic and for providing relief from cold symptoms.
“We get to create experiences for young people that are real. They challenge themselves and achieve things they can’t anywhere else.”
"In a lot of ways, it takes a brave reader to venture into some of the places I’m going as a writer. I want to go to the darkest places imaginable and search out shattered pieces of humanity.”
Fiddlers conventions create a space for young fiddlers to perform for the first time, while adult fiddlers enjoy the reunion of old friends as they compete and share their favorite tunes.
"I love the people; they’re smart, quirky and fun. Because those of us in the business are always reading books, there’s always something to talk about.”
“Our show features the best of Hendersonville and Brevard quilting, encompassing all styles from traditional to contemporary.”
The Blethens have 30 years of experience with organic viticulture, specializing in the growing of cold-hardy Katuah muscadine grapes, and they know the importance of the early morning sun and the value of living with grapes.